Singer-songwriter does not have a driving license and had never driven before
Ed Sheeran crashed the Top Gear Reasonably Priced Car during a guest appearance on the BBC show, which will be broadcast this coming weekend.
Sheeran, who does not hold a driving license, is the first guest on the new series of the hit TV show, which is presented by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. The Brit Award nominated singer was invited to test his driving abilities at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey for the new series.
As BBC News reports, Sheeran was driven around the track by The Stig before having a go on his own. However, a lack of skills behind the wheel led him to driving the red Vauxhall off the circuit and into the grass.
Sheeran admitted his own inexperience before filming. At the time, he tweeted: “I’m driving for the first time ever today, on a race track, on tv. Wish me luck.”
Earlier this month Sheeran responded to Noel Gallagher’s remarks that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley, stating: “I can live in it, it’s really enjoyable.”
Ed Sheeran’s Top Gear appearance is broadcast this Sunday (January 25) on BBC Two at 8pm.