Ed Sheeran has an impersonator who is tricking women into bed.

The flame-haired singer revealed his cousin was approached by a man who claimed to be him and revealed his team are often contacted by women who mistakenly think they have slept with the 'Bloodstream' singer.

He said: ''My cousin went on holiday with all her mates. Her mate was in a bar and this dude came up to her and said 'I have my song in on the radio and my name is Ed Sheeran'.

''So she is like, 'Hold on a minute' and she goes to get my cousin and she says (to the guy) 'Tell her that.'

''And he goes 'Yeah my name is Ed Sheeran and I have got this song on the radio' and then Kathy, my cousin, just pulls out her ID and holds it up and it says Kathy Sheeran and she yells out 'Look at that! Not today mate ... not today.

''And the guy goes to all the bars in all the lands. Apparently it works for him.''

However, the 24-year-old star saw the funny side of the incident and insisted he is pleased so many redheads have been ''having a lot of fun'' in the bedroom since he became an unlikely sex symbol.

He laughed: ''There are a lot of ginger dudes in England who are using me.

''That's why I'm not hating on it. You know what, we're finally getting laid! This is a good thing.

''There are loads of ginger people in England who are smashing it and having a lot of fun.''

Speaking on a US Radio show, the star recalled one such occasion when he was contacted by a confused woman.

He said: ''We did get this random e-mail to my manager to this girl, while we were on tour in America.

''It was like 'I think I slept with Ed last night at a festival, but I can't remember if it was him or not. If it was him, tell him he's an a**hole and if it wasn't, tell him I'm sorry for this e-mail.'''