A Wiltshire musician who covers Ed Sheeran songs was given the chance to perform live on stage with the man himself at the O2 Arena.

Luke Gittins puts a personal spin on several hits by the chart-topping singer and has now been noticed by his hero.

The 21-year-old from Chippenham caught Ed's attention while attending a gig in London over the weekend and, in a spur-of-the-moment decision, got invited up on stage to sing The A Team in front of 20,000 people.

Ed released a clip of the performance on his Facebook page and was full of praise for the young musician.

He said: "Every time I release a song, Luke Gittins is always the first to cover it.

"I saw him front row at the O2 yesterday and decided to bring him up. This was totally unplanned and he was so prepared and so amazing without any heads-up whatsoever.

"Thanks so much, Luke, you’re wonderful.

"I used to do what Luke did and cover other people's songs so people would check out my original material.

"That’s all singer-songwriters want, to have their original songs heard by any means necessary.

"So please go and check out Luke’s original music, he’s fantastic. And also check out his awesome version of Eyes Closed while you’re at it."

Watch the full performance below: 

Luke told the BBC: "I had no idea he was going to ask, and you can see the exact moment I looked up and realised 20,000 people were watching.

"It's been crazy, I was absolutely speechless that this happened

"So many people have sent me footage and photos of it, so I've seen it from pretty much every angle.

"He introduced me as a singer-songwriter, too, not just as someone who covers his music, which is so important when it comes to being recognised.

"I'm just going to try and make the most of this opportunity".