Ed Sheeran took Lionel Richie for dinner after he watched him play Cardiff's Principality Stadium last night (22.06.18).

The 'Perfect' singer completed four consecutive sold-out nights at the 74,500-capacity venue as part of his 'Divide Tour', and after the music legend was spotted in the crowd by fans, Ed took to Instagram to reveal they bonded over a post-gig feast.

Alongside a picture of the flame-haired star and the 'Stuck on You' hitmaker - who turned 69 on June 20 - sitting on stairs, Ed wrote: ''Lovely dinner last night with this fine chap.''

Whilst it's not known what the showbiz pals tucked into for their meal, they were no doubt discussing their forthcoming collaboration.

The 'Hello' hitmaker revealed at the Ivor Novello Awards in London last month, that he has asked the 27-year-old singer to go in the studio with him and record a track after they hit it off at the awards ceremony - and that they were going to make it happen around their tours.

Talking about himself in the third person, Lionel - who plays The 1st Central County Ground this evening (23.06.18) in East Sussex, England - said ''The next big project for Lionel is - I shouldn't say too much - but it involves Ed Sheeran. I was a little dumbstruck meeting him tonight. There's Ed over there and he's looking at me and I'm looking at Ed. It's a mutual admiration society. The first thing you say is, 'Do you think you might want to . . . ?' And the answer was, 'Of course.' He's on tour and I'm on tour but it will happen.''