Ed Sheeran ‘felt like a hobbit in the elven kingdom’ at VS Fashion Show


Ed Sheeran felt a bit out of place at the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” last week. Like, Middle-earth out of place.

The “Don’t” crooner joined musical guests Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Hozier at the lingerie giant’s annual panty procession in London last Tuesday. And while the gamine Swift looked at home among the towering models, Sheeran (and the petite Grande) did not fare as well.

“I’m like 5-foot-8 and most of those girls are like 6-foot-1,” he said on Monday’s “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.”


“I felt like a hobbit in the elven kingdom. I was just there with loads of these leggy blonds walking around all looking like Galadriel and I’m just Samwise Gamgee just chilling here.”

The British singer, 23, did say he had fun performing at the fashion show but that some of the silly photos of him that popped up during the show made him look like he had a little too much fun.

“It was a good event to play but all I did was smile a couple of times and the paper made it out for me being some goofy teenager being there all, all happy.”

The singer noted that it was “fun” to be at the annual show “but for me it was work because I was playing.”

Sheeran was also working when he penned “I See Fire” for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which earned him one of his three Grammy Award nominations on Friday.

“I did a song for the ‘Hobbit’ film and when I did it, it missed out on the Oscars nomination and everyone just kind of forgot about,” he said. “And I was really proud of it as a song and no one has really talked about it for a year and a half. Now suddenly it’s got a Grammy nomination. So I’m just really happy that it’s finally getting some [attention].”

And with that, his story comes full precious circle.

Sheeran also told Seacrest about recently quitting smoking and about his peculiar living situation, tried a Twinkie for the first time and performed his latest single, “Thinking Out Loud.”


The 2014 “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” airs Tuesday on CBS.

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