Ed Sheeran Guest Stars On "Top Gear", Immediately Crashes (Kinda)

23 January 2015, 17:15 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Ed Sheeran with the Stig on "Top Gear"
Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

Ed can't drive. So when's the best time to learn? On national television, obvi.

This week, Ed Sheeran got behind the wheel of Top Gear's "Reasonably Priced Car" to give it a spin. But there was just one eensy minor little wee setback with this scenario.

Yep, 23 year-old Ed has never gotten around to getting his license - or set foot in the driver's seat, apparently. 

So of course the best time to make your driving debut is when trying to beat the record for completing the Surrey-based racing circuit in a Vauxhall Astra.

Actual reenactment: 

 And the result went about as well as you'd expect.

Ed Sheeran Goes Off-Road in

Ed no that's not the road

After a few murmurs about crashing, Ed took to Twitter again today to clear things up:


We'll be sure to tune in on Sunday to see the madness unfold.