Saoirse Ronan sabotages Ed Sheeran's new tattoo

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Ed Sheeran has marked the release of his latest hit 'Galway Girl' with a new tattoo of the song's title.

But unfortunately for him, it's been ruined by Saoirse Ronan after she misspelled the word 'girl' as 'grill'. Uh oh.

The 23-year-old Irish actress appears in the music video for the song – shot in Galway this week – and has been left rather red-faced at her spelling skills.

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Ed revealed the gaffe at his gig in Glasgow on Sunday as he embarks on the UK leg of his tour, saying (via The Sun): "When we were filming it I meant to get a tattoo of her handwriting saying Galway Girl from her point of view.

"It actually says Galway Grill. G-R-I-L-L. She really took the piss out of me – full on."

He added: "I haven't actually told anyone that yet.

"I'm actually quite proud of her. It's the kind of thing I would do."

It's an addition to the more-than-60 tattoos Ed already has, with lots referring to milestones and events in his career.

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He might speak about the stories behind some of them when he appears on BBC Radio 4's iconic Desert Island Discs next month where, as usual, he'll be picking eight songs, a book and a luxury item that he'd want with him if he were stranded on a desert island.

He has already recorded his appearance with host Kirsty Young, describing it as "one of my favourite things I've done".

Meanwhile, Ed's 13-week reign as the UK's number one with 'Shape of You' was finally ended on Friday (April 14) by Harry Styles's long-awaited debut single 'Sign of the Times' which topped Ed's effort by just over 3,000 copies.

In more heartbreaking news, the story of Ed singing a terminally ill teenage girl her favourite song in her dying moments was revisited over the weekend when the girl's brother recalled the moment on Irish television.

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