British pop star Ed Sheeran is set to be immortalised in wax for one of the world-famous Madame Tussauds tourist attractions.

The Thinking Out Loud hitmaker reveals he was recently approached by Tussauds officials, who wanted to add his likeness to one of their many wax museums in the U.S.

A flattered Sheeran agreed to pose for sculptors, but he admits having his body measurements taken in his underwear was "one of the weirdest experiences of my life".

Speaking to the Bbc, he adds, "They put me in skin-tight grey shorts and vest, which doesn't leave much to the imagination.

"Then they just measured me for three hours, prodded and poked and filmed it."

It is not yet known which Madame Tussauds location Sheeran's statue will appear in, or when it will be unveiled.