However, despite claiming in his video that he’d been chosen to introduce Ed because of their close friendship, it seemed the ‘Rocket Man’ singer actually had a bit of difficulty pronouncing his name, because, erm…
And whether it was an accidental slip-up or a private joke he decided to include in the video, Sir Elton’s faux pas did not go unnoticed by Brits viewers at home, particularly due to their supposed close friendship...
At least we know Sir Elton is definitely familiar with Ed, as he stuck up for him earlier this month when ‘Shape Of You’ was seemingly snubbed by the Grammys.
He fumed at the time: “Shape Of You is probably the most successful single in the whole world last year. That it wasn’t nominated, is, to me, a travesty.
“But it’s all about politics. I don’t understand it. I never have understood awards shows.”
Ed did wind up taking home two Grammys on the night, though, but his victory didn’t sit well with everybody.
And while he did pick up Global Success at the Brits, the ceremony wasn’t quite the cake-walk for the ‘Galway Singer’ some might have thought, as he ended up losing out in all four of the categories he was nominated in.