The Shape of You singer owns two cats but now his pad has become a regular hang for otters, hedgehogs, herons and barn owls.

"I’ve got a bunch of stuff," he tells The Sun. "It’s a cool environment to be in."

But his furry, spiny and feathered friends are costing him a small fortune in fish.

"The otters are funny," he explains, "because I bought some koi fish. I spent a bit of money on these because I wanted to have some nice fish for my pond.

"This otter ­obviously has expensive taste and ate all of them. So we bought some more koi fish for the otter. Now this otter lives there and is just sitting there smoking a cigar, living the expensive life."