Ed Sheeran is tour buddies with Taylor Swift

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift Bang Showbiz

ED SHEERAN and Taylor Swift have become very close friends on her 'Red Tour'.

Ed, 22, and 23-year-old Taylor have developed a special bond on the road and the pair hang out together most days backstage and after the concerts.

Speaking to E! News, Ed said: "I go there, hang out with Taylor, I play a show, do my duet with her, then I hang out a bit more and then I go. So, really, it's a nice tour.

"Six months is a long time to go on tour and leave your family and friends and if you haven't got a friend on the road it can get quite lonely."

Ed - who recorded the song 'Everything Has Changed' with Taylor - is having the time of his life supporting the country star and has been getting a huge buzz each night because of the reception his songs are getting from the audiences.

Speaking to Parade.com, he explained: "I'm loving the 'Red Tour'. It's fun. Singer/songwriters always say they prefer smaller venues, but there's nothing like playing to 15,000 people a night and having them scream lyrics that you've written back to you."

Although Ed and Taylor - who previously dated the 'Lego House' singer's friend Harry Styles - are great pals he has so far resisted playing one of his famous backstage pranks on her because he isn't sure how she'd react.

He said: "I don't know if I'd get forgiven if I pranked her, so it has happened yet!"

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