The Thinking Out Loud star was not allowed to have scooters, Nerf guns or roller skates when he was younger, so he went wild and bought them all during a recent outing to children's store Toys R Us.

Ed is yet to play with most of his new toys, but he plans to keep them all stored away for his future children.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "As any kid that has good parents will know, when you grow up you're not allowed things... I went into Toys R Us and just spent two grand on everything I wanted when I was younger.

"I was like, 'I was never allowed that pirate ship so I'm having that, wasn't allowed a Nerf gun so I'm having that, I wasn't allowed a scooter so I'm having that'... I bought roller skates, a yo-yo, those wheelie shoes... I haven't used half of them but it was just that moment that I'm allowed to now. I bought everything."

He then spent even more money when he returned home by shopping online for dolls he had as a child.

"All the stuff I bought in the shop is in my house... But then I went on eBay and spent a day looking for the same dolls I had when I was younger and bought all of them as well.

"So I have this cupboard in my house with everything from my childhood... I know my kids are going to play with them and have fun."

The singer, who is currently taking a career break, recently splashed out on a $1.2 million (£750,000) London apartment for his parents, John and Imogen, over the road from his home so they have somewhere to stay when they visit him.

"I got them a flat and a car in London so they can stay there. It's opposite me (my house) as well," he previously told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "My thing is, I bought a house about a mile away from them where we live in a countryside, and I bought a flat and a house pretty much opposite each other in London... So when I have kids, when they start getting a little bit irritating, I've got the grandparents there."