Ed Sheeran says he ‘almost killed’ Elton John while filming their Christmas music video

Ed Sheeran and Elton John are aiming for top spot this Christmas
(Image: Ed Sheeran/Youtube)

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"I showed him the footage of it today because we slowed it down, and the bell flew past his head and would have cracked him in the head.

"Oh my gosh the horror that went through my body when it was flying through the air."

Despite the incident, the flame haired star said he had a brilliant time filming the video, calling it "wild".

He described how the pair created a parody video of past Christmas songs, recreating footage from The Snowman, East 17 and Wham's Last Christmas.

Ed admitted that prior to the tune – which he was actually inspired for last year – he had never fancied created a festive number at this stage of his career.

"It is always the type of thing that I thought I would do when I was 60," he claimed. "My manager said he would retire if I made a Christmas album."

And he confessed that if it wasn't for working with the Step into Christmas star he wouldn't have created it at all.

He continued: "I’ve always wanted to work with him and this made most sense."

Ed confessed he wrote the chorus for the song as soon as Elton asked him to perform with him
(Image: Ed Sheeran/Youtube)

Ed had previously opened up about the tune on The Jonathan Ross Show last month.

While he said he initially said no to a song being recorded and released this year, Elton worked his magic and persuaded him that the time was right for it to happen now.

Ed revealed to Jonathan that he wrote the chorus straight away but hadn't planned on recording it just yet. He said: "I had a really, really close friend of mine pass away in March and Elton started ringing me everyday.

"And part of me thought why am I pushing this off? Tomorrow is not promised."

Profits from the single are being donated to Elton's AIDS Foundation and arts funding.

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