Ed doesn't discuss fame with 1D

Ed Sheeran loves hanging out with One Direction but never tries to chat about the pressures of fame with them.

The singer simply likes to have a laugh with 1D, particularly his close pal Harry Styles.

You see, that’s the thing,’ says Ed, 23.

When I see them – the last time I saw all of them was last year at the MTV Video Music Awards, but I see Harry quite a lot – I don’t counsel them.

We have a drink and some fun.’

Ed is aware that the boys might keep any concerns they have under wraps though, just as he does himself.

Whenever I see them, they’re fine,’ the red-haired star tells Event.

But I have times where I don’t handle things very well and I mask it, and I’m sure they can mask it as well.

I don’t have any of the frustrations that they might have, because they have to make decisions as five, whereas I’m my own man.

That’s the balance they have to get.’

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Anna Francis