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16 January 2012, 09:28
The 'Lego House' singer admits he is in regular contact with the star who also congratulated him on his BRITs 2012 nominations.
Ed Sheeran has revealed that he speaks to Sir Elton John at least once a week.
The 'Drunk' singer is looked after an artist management company which is owned by Sir Elton and admitted he received a congratulatory message from the star following the news he had been nominated for four awards at the BRITs 2012.
Speaking to The Sun, Ed said: "I speak to Elton on a weekly basis. He's very involved. I got a talk from him after the Brits nominations.
"He's overseas at the moment but left me an answerphone message. He said I've smashed it so hard and good luck."
Ed went on to reveal that he is glad he can talk openly to his mentor as the pair have their sights set on similar goals.
"It's always good to hear from Elton. He's a lovely guy and is very passionate about the music. He wants me to be huge all over the world, and I'm up for that too," he added.
Ed received nods in the Best British Single, British Breakthrough, Best Male and Best Album categories at next month's ceremony which takes place on the 21st February at London's O2 Arena.
Meanwhile, the singer also recently told Capital FM that he has recorded a new track with rapper Example and the pair have plans to release a music video to accompany the song.