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Ed Sheeran lands windfall on Ivor Novello Awards red carpet

Ed Sheeran was a double winner at the Ivor Novello Awards in London on Thursday (21May15) - as well as picking up the coveted Songwriter of the Year prize from Sir Elton John, he also landed a little extra cash.

Backstage after his trophy acceptance, the Thinking Out Loud singer told reporters he learned he'd overpaid for a term at the Academy of Contemporary Music on the red carpet and was handed $300 .


He explained, "I went to ACM college for about a month when I was 18 and some dude from ACM just came up to me and told me I'd overpaid my student fee and he gave me 200 quid.


"So that was a nice surprise and now I've got 200 quid."