Sheeran mimicks Adele finger gaffe

Wirral Globe: Ed Sheeran at the 2012 Brit Awards Ed Sheeran at the 2012 Brit Awards

Double Brit award winner Ed Sheeran has parodied Adele by sticking his finger up on live television.

The 21-year-old mimicked the record-breaking star - who stuck her middle finger up after being cut-off during her acceptance speech at the Brit Awards on Tuesday - when he appeared on BBC's Let's Dance for Sport Relief.

But Sheeran, who landed the best British breakthrough and best British male gongs at the music awards, attempted to avoid controversy by sticking up his ring finger instead of his middle one.

Host of the celebrity dance show Alex Jones was introducing Sheeran when co-host Steve Jones came over and said: "I can't believe I'm about to do this but I'm going to have to cut you off there.

"We have only got enough time for you to play so Alex if you can leave."

Sheeran then stuck his finger up towards Jones mimicking Adele's gesture after she was interrupted by Brit's host James Corden.

People later took to Twitter to talk about the incident.

One user wrote: "Ed Sheeran on BBC 1 family viewing time, making obscene gestures and singing about getting drunk. Steve Jones calls it entertaining a nation."

Another said: "Ed Sheeran just pulled the finger on BBC1 as part of a parody of that Adele moment at the Brits. Wonder if that was part of the plan..."

The public voted for Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards to appear in the March 17 final of the celebrity dance contest after his Austin Powers routine. The panel of judges then opted to put Miles Jupp through following his performance of Prodigy's Firestarter.

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