Ed Sheeran Teams With An All-Star, All-Fur Backup Band

Ed shared photos of himself rocking out with Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and the Cookie Monster for an episode of 'Sesame Street' airing next year.

It looks like Ed Sheeran has a brand-new band to back him up: The Muppets! On Thursday (October 31), the singer shared several photos on Instagram of him “hanging with his friends Elmo, Oscar the Grouch and the Cookie Monster.

A spokesperson from “Sesame Street” told MTV News that Sheeran taped an episode for their 45th season, which will air in September of 2014. Sheeran follows in a long line of celebrities who have made cameos on the show, including Justin Bieber, Usher and Beyonce.
In one photo, Sheeran plays a guitar as several Muppets act as his backing band, with Elmo holding a tambourine and Grover strumming the electric guitar.

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