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Ed Sheeran revealed as buyer of Ed Sheer-ham

By | Published on Thursday 29 September 2016

Ed Sheeran

“Who would spend £6000 on a statue of a pig that (almost) looks like Ed Sheeran”, you may have found yourself wondering last week. The answer, it turns out, is Ed Sheeran. And it was £6200, to be exact.

As previously reported, the pig – along with 38 others – was sold at auction in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich last week. It had been part of an art trail in the city. Other musicians rendered in pig form were Elvis Presley and David Bowie. Neither of them came forward to buy their statues though, so I can only assume that both of them hate charity.

“We were wondering if he would want to buy it, but then he said he would sign the pig for the winner – he was very good at keeping everyone guessing”, the hospice’s Rachel Blackshaw told the BBC when confirming that Sheeran was indeed the buyer. “Ed has said that he is really excited about winning the pig and helping the hospice and that it will have pride of place”.

But where would pride of place for a large-ish pig statue be? I think I’d probably stick it in the hall, near the front door. I might even use it to sit on while I do up my shoelaces. That would be quite handy, actually. Really wish I’d bid against him now.