On Wednesday’s (9 November) episode of the celebrity reality show, Hancock made his first outing in the jungle along with comedian Seann Walsh.
While speaking with Walsh, Hancock asked him about the meaning behind his neck tattoo.
After Walsh explained that it represented his favourite band Blink-182, he asked Hancock who his favourite musician was.
“Quite mainstream… I’m not going to put a tattoo of Ed Sheeran on my neck,” Hancock responded.
“Love him, yeah… and I’m from Suffolk as well.”
Hancock proceeded to sing Sheeran’s 2017 hit song “Perfect”.
“You between my arms… barefoot on the grass… don’t get me singing… listening to my favourite song…… What’s it called? ‘Perfect’? I love it.”
Later, Dec claimed Sheeran would be “gutted” to hear Hancock was a fan, while Ant burst into laughter.
The Independent has reached out to Sheeran’s representatives for comment.
I’m a Celebrity airs at 9pm on ITV.