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Rupert Grint reveals he always gets confused for Ed Sheeran: 'Leo Sayer told me he loved my music'

Sharnaz Shahid

Ed Sheeran's musical comeback has had an unexpected impact on Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who has revealed that fans often struggle to tell the two apart. Appearing on Monday's The Late Late Show, the 28-year-old actor - who played Ron Weasley in popular wizardry franchise - explained how legendary entertainer Leo Sayer even got confused. Recalling the moment he met the singer, Rupert revealed: "It's kinda 50/50 now. It's like if someone stops me, it could go either way. I could be Ed or I could be me." He continued: "Leo Sayer, he came up to me and he said he loved my music. Of course, thinking I was Ed. I just, yeah, I play along." Coincidentally, in 2011, Rupert played flame-haired Ed when he starred in his music video for Lego House.

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Meanwhile, the actor is gearing up for his new series, Snatch, the TV adaption of Guy Ritchie's original movie of the same name, which was originally released in 2000. Rupert plays gentleman crook Charlie Cavendish in the upcoming show, alongside a host of British talent, including Skins actor Luke Pasqualino and Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick. Inspired by a real-life heist in London, the series tells the story of a group of 20-something, up-and-coming hustlers, who stumble across a truck of stolen bullion and find themselves launched into the high-stakes world of organised crime. They must quickly learn to navigate their way through London's treacherous underworld, while faced with rogue police, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains.

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Rupert Grint has said he always gets confused for Ed Sheeran (pictured)

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Elsewhere, it's been a busy few weeks for songwriter Ed, who released his third studio album earlier this year. The 26-year-old has hard at work promoting three of his comeback singles, Castle On The Hill, Shape Of You and How Would You Feel (Paean) - his first releases since 2015. Recently named the world's most popular artist on Spotify, Ed's trio of tracks have accumulated over a staggering 1.5 billion combined streams to date.