The revelation came when she was reciting an anecdote about the time her grandson, Sam, was mistaken for the ‘Castle On The Hill’ singer by a passer-by.
Walking through Covent Garden, Dench and red-haired Sam, 19, were approached by a member of the public who asked for a photo. Dench initially thought they wanted a photo with her, but was then told they in fact wanted a photo of Sam, who they thought to be Ed Sheeran.
Sheeran then heard about the story, and sent a text to Sam saying, “I hear I look a lot like you.”
Dench then told The Lady, “I lost my heart to Ed over that.”
Chabuddy G of Kurupt FM recently told NME that Ed Sheeran had developed a “creepy” obsession with the grime group. Earlier this year, Sheeran and Kurupt FM, stars of BBC Three show People Just Do Nothing, collaborated on a charity cover of ‘Shape Of You’.
Meanwhile, last month, Dame Judi Dench made an appearance on James Corden’s Late Late Show, starring in a Twin Peaks themed sketch.