Ed Sheeran Breaks His Own Maltesers Record

Ed Sheeran took a year off from public appearances, spending time traveling and writing new music, but now, he’s back in the spotlight thanks to the release of his newest album and going on a worldwide concert tour. He took a break during touring to stop by The Late Late Show With James Corden, or rather, to ride around in his car.

Corden does a segment as part of his show, Carpool Karaoke, in which celebrities ride around with him, usually under the guise of helping him get to work, and participate in a one-on-one interview session that alleviates the pressure of having a studio audience, allowing them to let loose and sing along with some music in the car. Sheeran didn’t just sing along with the radio to his own tracks though, he also accompanied himself and Corden on guitar, revealing that he feels “naked” performing without the guitar.

The duo sang some of his hits, like “Shape of You,” “Thinking Out Loud,” and more, before they discussed party antics as well. Sheeran let Corden in on the secret that he hung out with Justin Bieber on a recent visit to England, and even drunkenly attempted to hit a golf ball out of Bieber’s mouth.

Corden did have one very odd request though.

Corden revealed he’d read a rumor that Sheeran could fit 47 Maltesers – a British malted milk chocolate ball – in his mouth at one time. Wanting to see the feat in action and try it himself, Corden asked the singer to have a competition during a stop in their car ride. Though Sheeran joked, “you can probably beat me, actually,” Corden wasn’t able to best the singer/songwriter. He ultimately had to stop at 26, but Sheeran kept going, beating his own record as he managed to squeeze 55 Maltesers in before having to spit them out.

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