Ed Sheeran Confirms Ellie Goulding Hook Up? 'Normal People Don't Hold Hands If They're Just Friends'

Ed Sheeran has appeared to confirm rumours he's been romancing the gorgeous Ellie Goulding, after the two talented singers were spotted looking very cosy at last month's MTV Video Music Awards.

The pair were spotted cuddling and holding hands at the VMAs a couple of weeks back with the red-haired singer even snapped with his hand on the blonde songstress' thigh at the event, sparking romance rumours.

Ellie was quick to take to Twitter within hours of the pictures going viral, slamming the rumours as she insisted to her 1,700,000 followers: "I love that holding hands with my friends means we're an item. In that case I am in many relationships. Lover not a hater. #whatthef**k," she wrote.

Ed though has a different version of events, seemingly admitting in a new interview that they DID hook up!

The singer was asked about the speculation by radio station Click 98.9 and he coyly replied:

"Normal people don't hold hands if they're just friends,"

When pressed as to whether the two are still together, Ed admitted though: "It was going on. And now it's not." He added of Goulding: "She's a really cool girl and she's very talented. She's had a number one single for three weeks in England now. It's all going well."

The singer wouldn't talk further on the subject but he was happy to address the romance rumours about the other lady in his life, Taylor Swift, saying:

"If you can find a picture of me and Taylor holding hands, you won't be able to, because it doesn't exist... that's just people making assumptions because I was on tour with her."

Making reference to a recent article that referred to him as a "studly womanizer" Ed joked that "the whole 'studly womanizer' thing, I mean, I quite enjoy the title - it's just not very accurate."

He was quick to point out that he "[hadn't] even been pictured with that many women" naming Ellie and his mate's girlfriend as the only two ladies he's even been snapped with:

"I was papped with my mate's girlfriend, he was in the front of the car, she was in the back. He's a little bit annoyed about it! She's now 'mystery blonde,'" Ed joked.