Ed Sheeran spends 2k on kids' toys
Ed Sheeran has spent £2,000 in a toy shop - on gifts for himself.
The 24-year-old singer, who recently announced he was taking a break from the spotlight, treated himself to a plastic gun, roller skates and a pirate ship over the Christmas period because he wanted to make up for all the times his parents banned him from having the goodies as a child.
He said: "As any kid that has good parents will know, when you grow up you're not allowed things. I went into Toys R Us and just spent two grand on everything I wanted when I was younger.
"I was like, 'I was never allowed that pirate ship so I'm having that, wasn't allowed a Nerf gun so I'm having that, I wasn't allowed a scooter so I'm having that.'
"I bought roller skates, a yo-yo, those wheelie shoes . . . I haven't used half of them but it was just that moment that I'm allowed to now. I bought everything."
But the spending didn't stop there as the flame-haired hunk also had a browse online afterwards and found himself whipping out his credit cards to buy some plastic dolls.
He explained: "All the stuff I bought in the shop is in my house. But then I went on eBay and spent a day looking for the same dolls I had when I was younger and bought all of them as well."
And, although the toys are currently gathering dust in a cupboard in his house, Ed is adamant it was worth it because he's stashing them away for his future children.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "So I have this cupboard in my house with everything from my childhood. I know my kids are going to play with them and have fun."