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Ed Sheeran recalls his first meeting with Jedward: 'It's like a puppy, there is no way you can dislike Jedward'

Ed Sheeran, left, and Jedward, right
Ed Sheeran, left, and Jedward, right
Ed Sheeran attends The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran performs at the Brit Awards
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Jedward attend the Universal Music Party for The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Music artists Ed Sheeran (L) and Rihanna during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
Jedward, in 2th place, leave the Celebrity Big Brother house on February 3, 2017 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Jedward attend the Universal Music Party for The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
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Ed Sheeran has revealed his budding friendship with Jedward all started with a bizarre encounter in Canada.

The Grammy-winning singer (26) opened up about the first time he met the Irish duo while they both happened to be in Toronto and he called out to them when he realised who they were.

"So I shouted out to them, 'Jedward' and took them in my car and we went to my hotel," he told the Irish Sun.

"Then they just started being Jedward and buying Justin Timberlake vinyls on eBay, like loads of them at once."

Jedward attend the Universal Music Party for The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Jedward attend the Universal Music Party for The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

The Lucan twins (25) claimed to the same paper last month they had become "good friends" with the superstar singer and they're working on an EDM collaboration - a concept which Sheeran actually seemed up for.

"If an EDM collab would happen with anyone it would happen with Jedward," he added.

"I love Jedward, it's like a puppy, there is no way you can dislike Jedward."

Sheeran is currently promoting his new album Divide where he displayed his well documented affection for Ireland including a track entitled Galway Girl.

Ed Sheeran attends The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran attends The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

With mentions of Grafton Street, Carrickfergus, fiddles, céilis, an Irish band and trad tunes, there's no denying just how much the pop star loves our fair isle.

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