Ed Sheeran meets Example's son – see the cute snap

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Shortly after touching down in Australia for his national tour, Ed Sheeran didn't waste time in catching up with his good friend Example. The Thinking Out Loud singer paid a visit to his fellow Brit and had the chance to meet Example's little boy.

Sharing a sweet photo with the toddler, cheeky Uncle Ed wrote: "Glad he got his mums looks mate @example."

The 24-year-old was of course referring to Example's pretty wife Erin McNaught, an Australian model and actress, who the Won't Go Quietly singer married in 2013.

Glad he got his mums looks mate @example

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Ed Sheeran met Example's 11-month-old son Evander while in Australia

Example, whose real name is Elliot John Gleave, shared the same photo of his son on Instagram, writing: "Evander met uncle Ed today and tried on his prescriptions #standard."

The adorable youngster, who turns one next month, looked to be having fun inspecting his new playmate's glasses and wriggling around in Ed's arms.

Brisbane !

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The Thinking Out Loud singer kicked off his tour in Brisbane

On Thursday Ed arrived Down Under to kick off his tour in Brisbane. At his sell-out show, Ed asked the thousands of revellers to join in and take part in what looked to be a Mexican Wave, as they enthusiastically held up their arms and reached for the sky.

Cheering Ed on from backstage, Example posted a photo of the singer side-on. "Brother Ed taking care of another stadium #standard #brisbane #suncorpstadium #edsheeran," he wrote.

Brother Ed taking care of another stadium #standard #brisbane #suncorpstadium #edsheeran

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Ed will star in the new Bridget Jones movie next year

Ed's trip to the other side of the world comes after the Don't singer revealed that he is set to appear in one of the biggest comedies of 2016 – Bridget Jones's Baby.

Ed, who has played a cameo on Home and Away starring as himself, shared a cheeky selfie with Renée Zellweger. "Spent the day being an actor in the new Bridget Jones movie," Ed wrote. Assuring fans, he added: "Loved it, you're gonna love it too."