Ed Sheeran is set to perform at a special charity gig in London next summer hosted by Dermot O'Leary.

The 26-year-old singer/songwriter, whose grandparents are Irish, will play his biggest hits for 400 lucky fans at the London Irish Centre in Camden, London on June 19, 2018, to help raise money to help transform the lives of vulnerable Irish communities living in the British capital.

Speaking ahead of the concert, which fans can enter a competition to win tickets to for a donation of just £10, the 'Galway Girl' hitmaker said: ''My Irish heritage is something of which I've always been aware and very proud, so this gig feels like a natural fit.

''I love what the London Irish Centre do in terms of being at the heart of Irish culture and community in London, and their plans are really exciting.

''I'm hoping that people like Dermot O'Leary, myself, and others can help them to grow. We're all very excited about the summer 2018 show - this is going to be something very special.''

'X Factor' host Dermot, who holds dual British and Irish citizenship, commented: ''it's a big honour for me to be patron of the London Irish Centre. I'm very proud of my Irish heritage, my parents were part of the post war generation of immigrants who came to London to find a new life, so the London Irish community is one that is very close to my heart.

''I'm looking forward to helping the London Irish Centre both promote Irish culture and support vulnerable people.''

Sean Kennedy, the CEO of the London Irish Centre Charity, added: ''We are hugely excited to be announcing this very special event to kick off our annual Christmas appeal. We are deeply grateful to our patron Dermot O'Leary and our newest supporter, global superstar, Ed Sheeran for supporting our work with the Irish in London.''

Full details of the event will be released early next year.

For a chance to win tickets, simply make a donation of £10 to the London Irish Centre by visiting www.londonirishcentre.org or texting: LIC17 £10 to 70070