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Ed plays EACH charity gig: Sheeran hadn’t played live for a year - but you would never have known

PUBLISHED: 10:32 01 December 2016 | UPDATED: 17:58 01 December 2016

Ed Sheeran performs at East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) gala dinner, at the Natural History Museum, London. (Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Ed Sheeran performs at East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) gala dinner, at the Natural History Museum, London. (Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

It says a huge amount abut the international singing sensation that he chose a gala dinner for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices for his sole performance of 2016.

Sheeran is an ambassador for the charity and his mum Imogen is a keen volunteer.

He dedicated his fantastic 40-minute set to EACH’s £10m nook appeal and had the 350 guests in the amazing Hintze Hall at London’s Natural History Museum on their feet in delight.

Even the onlooking Dippy the dinosaur seemed to be a big fan.

Sheeran joked that he had to re-learn some of the lyrics to his songs due to the length of time since he’d last been on stage.

The acoustics in the ornate hall were perfect to show off his singing and musical talents as he seamlessly moved from hit to hit including Love Yourself, I See Fire, I’m A Mess, Lego House, Thinking Out Loud and Sing! (which not surprisngly got the most audience interaction).

And yes he did make a brief reference to that unfortunate coming together of his face and a sword at a recent party.

The total raised at the dinner is still being finalised and is hoped to be around £350,000, including £25,000 for a signed portrait of Sheeran painted during the evening and £7000 for a selfie with him.

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