Los Angeles: Singer Ed Sheeran has lost weight and he credits dance classes for transforming his looks.
The 23-year-old is flaunting a lean figure after spending weeks training with professional dancer Brittany Cherry for a complicated routine, which features in the video for his single “Thinking out loud”, contactmusic.com.
Sheeran said on Britain's The Hits Radio that he enjoyed this method of getting fit over working out in a gym.
"I'd like to be healthier, but I just don't enjoy working out. I enjoyed dancing and I lost weight while dancing. I could play football, I could do badminton. I just don't enjoy running on a treadmill or doing weights or doing sit-ups.
"It feels like it's quite a vain thing to do too much. I think if you do it for health reasons, then it's great but if you do it for image reasons, purely image reasons, I don't think it makes sense," he said.
The singer is also taking care of his diet and cutting down on his drinking in a bid to slim down.
"I was never really happy with my image and then I realised it was because I was eating fried food and drinking beer every day. You don't have to kill yourself by getting into shape. Just eat right and don't drink every day," he added.