Stag do was Sheer class

DJ Jim grabs selfie with singing star

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A Cam­bus­lang man was left stunned when singing sen­sa­tion Ed Sheeran turned up at his stag do.

Jim Moore, 32, could not be­lieve it when he was told the star was in the same Am­s­ter­dam pub as them.

Ed had popped in to Ex­cal­iburs for a re­fresh­ment while wait­ing to per­form a gig.

Al­though the singer was sur­rounded by se­cu­rity, he was happy to pose for a selfie with Jim and his pal, Margaret Scott.

DJ Jim, who tied the knot on Satur­day to Jill Hyslop, 30, just a week af­ter the stag do, laughed: “My mate came back from the loo and said Ed Sheeran was up­stairs.

“I thought he was at it but my pal Margaret went up to check and came back to con­firm it – she had gone to talk to him and his bounc­ers grabbed her.

“We didn’t re­ally get a chance to talk – he was hang­ing about with his pals and crew and I didn’t want to bother him be­cause once peo­ple started re­al­is­ing it was him they were all pour­ing in want­ing a look.

“Margaret grabbed a hold of him and we got a quick photo and told him I was on my stag do and he wished me the best for the wed­ding.

“I DJ at wed­dings and play his tunes all the time at gigs as you can imagine, but that would have been right naff to tell him.

“He was pretty laid back. His se­cu­rity were do­ing their best to keep ev­ery­one away and he looked like he didn’t want to be both­ered but he didn’t give us any has­sle or any­thing.

“Con­sid­er­ing he’s num­ber one and prob­a­bly one of the big­gest singers in the world just now he just came across as some­one else out for a good night in Am­s­ter­dam – he just had more girls try­ing to talk to him than most.”

Jim, who also works as a teacher, said word soon spread about Ed’s where­abouts.

“He left not long af­ter though as it must have gone around Face­book and be­fore you knew it the place was heav­ing,” Jim said.

“It was a pokey wee room and folk started pil­ing in try­ing to kid on they weren’t hav­ing a nosey.

“When we got back to the digs I said to the girl be­hind the re­cep­tion guess who we met and she started cry­ing!

“All her pals had been tex­ting say­ing Ed Sheeran was meant to be in town but she couldn’t be­lieve we’d ac­tu­ally met him.”

De­spite their en­counter, Jim, who was speak­ing be­fore his and Jill’s wed­ding at Num­ber 10 in Glas­gow, ad­mit­ted he had no in­ten­tion of mak­ing Ed his first dance.

He laughed: “I need to play Ed Sheeran for first dances nearly ev­ery week so we’ll be stick­ing with my ob­scure 80s power bal­lad.

“I don’t like all his stuff but a lot of it is great.

“Cas­tle on the Hill is a bel­ter and I love all the stuff he does live with his looper pedal. He’s a tal­ented guy and hum­ble with it.”

My friend grabbed a hold of him and we got a quick photo and told him I was on my stag do and he wished me the best for the wed­ding Jim Moore

Gui­tar hero Ed Sheeran was en­joy­ing a night out when Jim bumped into him

Say­ing hello Jim Moore, from Cam­bus­lang, and Margaret Scott, from Ruther­glen, could not be­lieve it when they bumped into Ed Sheeran dur­ing Jim’s stag do in Am­s­ter­dam

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