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Ed Sheeran reveals he wants to move to New Zealand

British singer Ed Sheeran has enquired about Kiwi citizenship, after falling in love with the country last year.
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Pop singer Ed Sheeran has revealed he could be moving to New Zealand, after falling in love with the country while travelling here last year.

The 26-year-old star, who has sung fondly of his home town Framlingham, Suffolk, in latest single Castle on the Hill, says he enquired about citizenship while visiting New Zealand.

“I did ask for citizenship and I think we got an email from someone involved with that. So maybe that’s going to happen. I could be a citizen,” the singer told the Daily Star.

Ed added that living here would make him feel safer, as “no one is going to be bothered to come that far to invade.”

“I’ve always said that if a world war breaks out, the one place I would go to is New Zealand because no-one is going to be bothered to come that far to invade. They’ll be like, ‘Ah, we’ll leave them be.'”

At the end of 2015, Sheeran announced he would be taking a break from the music business, despite his success going from strength to strength.

He said: “My plan is to get rid of my iPhone, get rid of internet, get a Nokia 3310 and just go off into the wilderness somewhere for a bit.

“Even if it’s just a month without contact with other people.”

During Ed’s year off, he travelled with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, who he originally met in his youth.

“I’m actually the happiest I’ve been and it’s because I had a year to spend with someone. I’ve always started relationships then gone off on tour,” Ed said of the relationship.

The couple live together and have pet cats.

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