Ed Sheeran: I’m Too Wet To Sing Bond Song
British star explains why he won't be singing theme tune for Spectre…
The ginger pop ninja has ruled himself out of singing a 007 theme track, claiming that "it would sound a bit wet".
Speaking at the BBC Music Awards, the Thinking Out Loud singer claimed that his voice isn't a good fit for Bond movies.
He said: "I am a James Bond fan, but I think the James Bond theme tune should be ballsy and I feel like if I was going to do it, it would sound a bit wet," reports Digital Spy.
The singer added that he was better suited to The Hobbit, for which he contributed The Desolation of Smaug song I See Fire.
"The Hobbit song was perfect for me to do because it's quite folksy and rootsy and guitar-driven and a hairy short man should be singing a song about that," he joked.
"Whereas James Bond... I think Sam (Smith) is perfect for that, proper suited up, strong voice.
“I'm backing Sam (Smith) but I think anyone from Sam to Paloma Faith, anyone who does the retro thing really, really f**king well should do it."
However, Ed didn’t rule it out entirely.
"I'd love to do a James Bond song but can you imagine it? I just wasn't born with the James Bond voice," he said. "You never know, I'm not ruling it out. Maybe in 10 years time when my balls drop it would improve."
Bond song or no, it’s been a great year for Ed, who picked up the award for British Artist of the Year at the BBC Music Awards last night (11 December).