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Ed Sheeran to kick off Desert Island Discs' new series

By Lucy Mapstone

Ed Sheeran is to appear as the first castaway when Desert Island Discs returns for a new series on BBC Radio Four in May.

Singer-songwriter Sheeran (26) has had a stellar year so far, topping the charts for several weeks with single Shape Of You.

Those who appear on Desert Island Discs are interviewed by host Kirsty Young about their life experiences, while revealing the eight discs they would take with them to a fictional desert island.

Guests are also allowed to choose one luxury item and a book to take with them, along with the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible.

Sheeran's Desert Island Discs interview will be broadcast on Sunday, May 7 at 11.15am.

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