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Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx says Ed Sheeran slept on his couch for weeks before becoming global superstar

PUBLISHED: 16:11 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 16 June 2017

Ed Sheeran is among a number of musicians to have received guidance from Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx. Picture: PAUL BAYFIELD

Ed Sheeran is among a number of musicians to have received guidance from Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx. Picture: PAUL BAYFIELD

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Hollywood actor, singer and songwriter Jamie Foxx said he helped Ed Sheeran to get his career off the ground by offering him his couch to sleep on before the Suffolk superstar became internationally famous.

The Oscar-winning star, 49, said on Wednesday that he quickly knew that the British musician was going to be “something special”.

Foxx said the Shape of You singer used his Los Angeles home as a base while he tried to break into the American music scene.

Jamie Foxx has said he helped the fledgling Ed Sheeran by letting him stay on his sofa for several weeks to allow him to practise his craft. Picture: JONATHAN BRADY/PA WIRE Jamie Foxx has said he helped the fledgling Ed Sheeran by letting him stay on his sofa for several weeks to allow him to practise his craft. Picture: JONATHAN BRADY/PA WIRE

Speaking to the Press Association at the Los Angeles premiere of film Baby Driver, Jamie Foxx said his daughter checked-in on their guest and said “that guy is about to be the next guy”.

Ed, 26, who grew up in Suffolk and attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, played on The Foxxhole, the actor’s radio channel, in 2010.

He is among a number of musicians to have been supported by Jamie Foxx, with rapper Nick Cannon and Ne-Yo also receiving his guidance.

“My house is that type of house for artists,” said Foxx.

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