Ed Sheeran's Perfect video was inspired by East 17
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Ed Sheeran's new music video was inspired by East 17.

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter stars alongside 'Beautiful Creatures' actress Zoey Deutch in a snow-filled video for his track 'Perfect', and Ed has revealed it was loosely based around the English boyband's 'Stay Another Day', which was the UK Christmas number one in 1994.

Ed explained: "Every Christmas you go on a music channel and there's The Best Christmas Songs, and East 17's 'Stay Another Day' is in there.

"That's not a Christmas song but it has snow in the video."

'Perfect' is an ode to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, and Ed admitted East 17 prompted him to use snow in the video.

He told The Sun newspaper: "They're all in their puffer jackets in the snow and it's become a Christmas song. I'm like, 'That's really clever. That gets played every year now because it's got snow in the video'.

"So, with the 'Perfect' video I thought, right, let's put snow in it."

Meanwhile, actress Saoirse Ronan, who appears alongside the chart-topping star in his 'Galway Girl' video, recently revealed she purposely misspelled Ed's tattoo.

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In the video, she is seen inking the song's title into his arm, and misspelling 'Girl' as 'Grill'.

The actress explained: "It's not a mistake. Ed got up on stage like two days after we did it and said that I had made the mistake, and it made me look illiterate.

"And I'm just here to say that it was all planned. Because we thought it would be funny and edgy if we misspelled 'Girl' and made it 'Grill' instead. Because we're so clever."

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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