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Ed Sheeran passes driving test

Ed Sheeran has passed his driving test, just nine months after he first got behind the wheel for U.K. TV show Top Gear.

The Thinking Out Loud singer's first ever driving experience was on the race course for the motoring show's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment in January (15), and he is now an official licence holder after completing the practical test in Ipswich, England on Thursday (29Oct15).


His driving instructor posted a picture of the star on social media holding his certificate while dressed in onesie, and in a caption he wrote, "Congratulations to Ed S who passed his car test with us in Ipswich this afternoon. Good effort Ed!!!"


Ed also celebrated on Twitter.com by writing, "Passed my driving test yesterday, zoom zoom zoom."


He had a few close shaves when he filmed his Top Gear lap, narrowly missing posts and careering off the track. He admits he signed up purely for fun despite the lack of experience.


"Before today I had never sat in the driving seat or put my hand on the steering wheel," he said on the show. "The reason I said 'yes' to Top Gear is that I thought it would be funny that the first time I drive (is on TV)... It was interesting. I had some funny bloopers."


Sheeran is planning a hiatus in December (15) and he hopes to go travelling, saying, "I think a break for me is coming off my phone, social media and emails... I just want to get off it and live and drive to places and listen to music and have normal conversations with people and get back to normality."