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Ed Sheeran’s new statue is a paw-fect likeness

IF you’re a fan of both Ed Sheernan and cats, here’s some purrfect news for you — a Madame Tussauds’ figure of the Shape Of You singer has been unveiled at London’s first cat cafe.

The statue features the famous flame-haired chart-topper in all his glory, complete with beard, trademark blue and black checked shirt, all his latest tattoos — and that all-important cheek scar.

Ed himself is a known cat fan — even referencing them when he announced his engagement to Cherry Seaborn earlier this year.

‘Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx,’ he wrote.

Snoozy puss: Ed regularly posts pics of his own felines

And the uncanny likeness features Ed strumming on a guitar with rolled-up sleeves so that his coloured tattoos, including one of a cat, are clearly visible.

The figure is on display at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in east London before it moves to Madame Tussauds next week.

The cafe allows customers to mingle with the animals, who lounge over two storeys.

Uncanny: A fan takes a selfie with the statue PICTURES: PA

The statue — created from hundreds of measurements, photos and reference shots — is the first one of Sheeran in London, after one was previously unveiled in 2015 at Madame Tussauds in New York.

Claire Treacy, of Madame Tussauds London, said: ‘We thought it was important to add him.

‘We’ve been getting requests for a long time, literally one a week, saying, “When are you going to add Ed?” So we thought the best time to do it would be when he’s on his mammoth tour and he’s coming to Wembley so this felt like the perfect week.’

Fans will also be able to make beautiful music with Ed, she says, as: ‘We have been building a giant guitar, a replica of Ed’s own that will stand alongside him, and guests can play it and then his tunes will start playing out in the space.’

The figure will be on display at Madame Tussauds London from June 19.