Ed Sheeran Hangs Out With One Direction And Example In 2012 UK Tour Diary Video

2 January 2013, 11:12 | Updated: 2 January 2013, 11:16

The 'Lego House' man can be heard practicing his best Irish accent with Niall and sharing a joke with Harry in the footage.

Ed Sheeran has released a behind-the-scenes look at his 2012 UK tour, which sees him spending time with members of One Direction and Example.

The 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' star quotes a line from The Inbetweeners with Harry Styles and a ginger doll and attempts his best Irish accent alongside Niall in another scene.

The British singer also speaks about getting Taylor Swift's album title 'Red' tattooed on his arm and jokes that if he ever falls out with the country star he will remove the 'R'.

Example also starts singing a heartfelt declaration of his love to the singer in another scene and gives his friend a big kiss on the forehead.

The tour diary ends with a live performance where he is congratulated by Harry Styles.

Watch part one of Ed Sheeran's 2012 tour diary below:

*Warning this video contains material which may cause offense*

Meanwhile, Ed is preparing to hit the road with Taylor Swift in North America this year and is currently working on his new studio album.

The 'Small Bump' singer is also expected to feature on Justin Bieber's upcoming new acoustic album, released at the end of this month.