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12th Aug 2015

Ed Sheeran to receive honorary degree eight years after quitting school


His record ‘X’ has sold millions worldwide and he’s so famous he has a waxwork model – and now it’s time for Ed Sheeran to receive an honorary degree.

The 24-year-old singer, who was in the news this week for having a huge lion tattooed on his chest, will be presented with the diploma from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music in a special ceremony later this year.

Ed, who left school at 16 to follow his music dream, said: “I’ve had an amazing year with my world tour and this makes it even better. Suffolk is very much where I call home and I’m always welcomed back and get so much support.”

The date of the ceremony is yet to be revealed, which is probably for the best given his legions of fans who would try to hijack the event.

He posted a picture of his lunch, a bowl of cheesy pasta, and it amassed more than 100k likes in under an hour…