He’s been massively successful in 2014 but he’s not letting success prevent him from being down to earth. Ed Sheeran has dismissed the suggestion that he should record the next James Bond theme song, joking that he’d only do it when his “balls drop”.

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Ed Sheeran, pictured receiving his BBC Music Award, doesn't think he's right for a Bond theme song

Sheeran was speaking at the BBC Music Awards, during which he edged out Sam Smith, Royal Blood and David Bowie to win the award for British Artist of the Year. He said "I'd love to do a James Bond song, but can you imagine it? I just wasn't born with the James Bond voice," he said. "You never know - I'm not ruling it out. Maybe in ten years time, when my balls drop...".

Sheeran has got previous form with recording for movies, writing ‘I See Fire’ for last year’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The tendency for latter-day Bond films has been to offer the theme song to massive contemporary recording artists, such as Adele who made ‘Skyfall’, rather than older classic artists. Sheeran, therefore, would seem to fit the bill for Spectre, the 24th Bond film which is currently in production, but he suggested that it should be given to Sam Smith.

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"Anyone from Sam to Paloma Faith - anyone who does the retro thing really, really well should do it." In typically self-deprecating form, he continued: “I think the James Bond theme tune should be ballsy. I feel like if I was going to do it, it would sound a bit wet. The Hobbit song was perfect for me to do, because it's quite folky and rootsy. A hairy short man should be singing a song about that!"

Sheeran was revealed as the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2014, with his second album X providing much of that fuel. He recently announced three huge shows at Wembley Stadium in London in July next year.

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