In a new interview on BBC Radio London, Sheeran discussed a personal commitment to "rewild as much of the UK" as he can to try and counteract his touring carbon footprint.

Sheeran said, "I’m trying to buy as much land as possible and plant as many trees as possible. I am trying to rewild as much of the UK as I can. I love my county and I love wildlife and the environment."

"I feel like I am going to get my head bitten off anytime I say that, as my job is not a hugely sustainable job as I go and play in cities, but I am trying my best," he continued.

The musician also spoke about his love for the environment and wildlife at his own home in Suffolk, revealing he has a "massive beehive" and a "massive wildlife pond" with newts, salamanders, a grass snake and hedgehogs.

Sheeran added, "The thing with sustainability and being a public figure is when people support it, suddenly people try and find things to call them out on."

Earlier this month Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" hit became the first song to reach three billion streams on Spotify.