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Ed Sheeran Called By Home Office To Check He's Quarantining During Interview

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Ed Sheeran Called By Home Office To Check He's Quarantining During Interview

Singer Ed Sheeran was in the middle of an interview when he received a call from the government checking he was still in quarantine - proving that even the nation's biggest celebrities aren't exempt from the coronavirus rules.

Sheeran, 30, was speaking to Harry Potter actors Oliver and James Phelps - aka Fred and George Weasley - on their Normal Not Normal podcast.

He recently returned to the UK from the US, meaning he was quarantining while conducting the interview via video link.

Part-way through their chat, Sheeran's phone could suddenly be heard going off.

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Credit: YouTube/Normal Not Normal Podcast
Credit: YouTube/Normal Not Normal Podcast

As Sheeran went to pick it up, he said: "Wait, wait, wait. Government, government, government!"

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Co-host James Phelps then asked: "Is that Boris?"

Sheeran's manager Stuart Camp, who appeared on the podcast with him, also said: "Is that your call?"

Fast-forwarding through Sheeran's call, a caption on the podcast's video confirmed that Sheeran had been 'expecting a call from UK Home Office' to check he was in quarantine.

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A voice on the other end of the line could then be heard wrapping up the conversation, saying: "Thanks very much."

Sheeran politely replied: "Thanks man, you too."

Replacing his headphones, Sheeran apologised to the Phelps brothers, saying: "Sorry about that, guys."

Camp added: "It's like being caught by a teacher, wasn't it?!"

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Credit: YouTube/Normal Not Normal Podcast
Credit: YouTube/Normal Not Normal Podcast

James also chipped in: "I just had visions of when you're hiding at your mate's house and your mum calls to ask if you're on your own."

Elsewhere in the podcast - when he wasn't being checked in on by the Home Office - Sheeran also discussed what it's been like being a father, having become a dad for the first time last September after wife Cherry Seaborn gave birth to their daughter Lyra.

Explaining how the transition had been much harder than he'd anticipated, Sheeran said: "The first three months are the most difficult. When you are out of that, it is much easier. Those first three months fly by but it is chaos.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"You're not sleeping, you're tired and stressed, your partner is tired and stressed. You cry if you get things wrong, you cry if the baby can't sleep.

"But if the baby sleeps you get worried the baby is sleeping too much."

He was also promoting his new number one single 'Bad Habits' - admitting he hopes to be knocked off the top spot next week to make way for the Euro 2020 football fever.

He said: "Hopefully next week it will be knocked off the number one spot by 'Three Lions' because we're going to win the Euros. It's coming home!"

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Normal Not Normal Podcast

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Ed Sheeran

Jess Hardiman
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