‘Worst speech ever’, admits surprised Ed Sheeran after picking up MTV VMA ‘artist of the year’

Ed Sheeran poses in the press room with the award for artist of the year at the MTV Video Music Awar

Ed Sheeran poses in the press room with the award for artist of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION/AP - Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Suffolk’s own Ed Sheeran has landed one of the biggest prizes in music.

Ed Sheeran performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP

Ed Sheeran performs a medley at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP - Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The Framlingham singer beat Kendrick Lamar to win ‘artist of the year’ at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Ed thanked his fans after being handed the award by Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who admitted he was her “personal favourite”.

On Instagram, he told followers: “Didn’t expect to win so did the worst acceptance speech I think I’ve done even by my standards. Thanks for Artist of the Year VMA, you all rock.”

Kendrick Lamar took six awards for his track Humble.

Ed Sheeran accepts the award for artist of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: MATT SAY

Ed Sheeran accepts the award for artist of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture: MATT SAYLES/INVISION/AP - Credit: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

The ceremony also saw the mother of Heather Heyer, killed protesting a far-right rally in Charlottesville, launch a charity to promote her legacy.

Six transgender soldiers and veterans attended The Forum arena after they were invited by MTV bosses in a rebuke against US President Donald Trump’s transgender recruit ban.

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