Ed Sheeran reveals he’s writing a song for ‘Ted Lasso’ season 3

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is writing a tune for the football comedy series (Image credit: Chris Jackson/Getty)


Ted Lasso superfan and singer-songwriter superstar Ed Sheeran has revealed he will be writing a song specifically for the third season of the global hit AppleTV+ comedy series.

The Shape of You and Bad Habits singer appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show, along with Ted Lasso co-star Hannah Waddingham, on Saturday and revealed an intriguing development.

Appearing remotely due to his recent positive Covid-19 diagnosis, Ed told the host that he was a big fan of Ted Lasso.

“I’m obsessed with it, obsessed with it,” he said. “It’s one of these shows where I’m constantly recommending it to other people and they’re just watching it instantly.

“I just think it’s great, I think it’s great. I got asked to do a song for the next season.”

Hannah immediately interjected: “Do it, you’ve said it here, you have to now!”

Ed responded: “I am! You don’t have to convince me.”

Ed has a habit of getting involved with shows he likes, previously guest-starring in The Simpsons, Home & Away and Game of Thrones

The second season of the charming double Emmy Award-winning comedy about the fish-out-of-water US soccer coach of the title, played by Jason Sudeikis, is currently earning new fans around the world on AppleTV+, with season three reported to be filming in London from January.

Season three could well be the end for Ted Lasso, as its co-creator Bill Lawrence recently revealed the comedy was conceived with a three-season story arc.

Lawrence told Deadline in July that all the key storylines for Ted, Rebecca, Keeley and other main characters were mapped out from the beginning – all of them based on the show ending at season three.

He said: “This story [we’ve already mapped out], I know has a beginning, middle and an end, and will end the third year I think there’s other stories to tell about Ted Lasso and the gang, and we’ll see. I think either way, it’ll be important to Jason and all of us to try and go out on a high note.”

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

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