Ed Sheeran 'to perform on X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing finals'

Ed Sheeran will perform on the finals of Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor – despite his arm injuries.

The 26-year-old singer was involved in a bicycle crash earlier this month, which left him with a broken elbow, a bust right wrist and damaged ribs, and while both his arms are strapped up, he’s said to have agreed to play on the two rivals’ showpieces.

Ed Sheeran will perform on The X Factor and Strictly finals

A source told The Sun: “No one has ever played both finals in the same year but neither show wanted to miss out on nabbing the year’s biggest-selling singer.

“Strictly Come Dancing will be keeping a close eye on what Ed brings to ‘X Factor’ and are promising his stint on their finale will be even bigger and better. Both are just praying he makes a full recovery in time.”

The singer was forced to postpone tour dates after fracturing his wrist in a cycling accident.

Ed will take to the stage at The X Factor final on December 2 and two weeks later he will close the latest Strictly series.

The Galway Girl hitmaker wrote The X Factor winner’s song When Christmas Comes Around for last year’s champion Matt Terry, and the hit reached number three in the charts.

Following his bicycle accident, Ed took to Instagram to reassure his fans he was OK but warned them some of his gigs may be affected.



“I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x (sic)”

And later, he had to postpone shows in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong upon doctors’ orders.

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