Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has scored a high climber on a different type of chart after becoming one of the UK's top "weird crushes".
He has ranked in second place in a list of fanciable stars who are not conventionally good-looking compiled by Heat, shooting up from last year's number 10.
Top of the weird crush 2014 list is TV presenter and comic Matt Richardson, known to viewers for his appearances on The Xtra Factor. The 22-year-old deposed last year's winner, comedian Russell Howard, who has slipped from the top 10 completely.
Singer Ed Sheeran, from Framlingham in Suffolk, is to perform at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles next month.
He's announced on Twitter he'll perform a duet of one of his songs with Elton John.
Revellers have basked in the sunshine at the V Festival in Chelmsford while listening to acts such as Ed Sheeran and The Stone Roses.Read the full story ›
Playing a small show today
Danny Boyle's spectacular Opening Ceremony featured a riotous celebration of British music through the last five decades.
The attention now turns to the Closing Ceremony. The show, titled A Symphony of British Music, is expected to feature pop supremos George Michael and the Spice Girls and numerous other British acts.
And could it feature Suffolk's very own Ed Sheeran too? A tweet from this morning gives his followers a strong hint....
Anglia Tonight's Ross Hutchinson interviews Brit award winner Ed Sheeran just hours before his Thetford Forest concert.
A year ago, Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was a virtual unknown, now he has a string of hits, is a Brit award winner and tonight he headlines an open air concert at Thetford Forest.
Exactly 12 months ago, the Lego House singer, gave this interview to Anglia Tonight's Becky Jago.
Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has won an Ivor Novello award for his song The A Team.Read the full story ›