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Ed Sheeran and Dermot O’Leary to star in Tourism Ireland video

The pair regularly discuss their Irish roots

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Ed Sheeran and Dermot O’Leary are set to star in a new Tourism Ireland promotional video.

The two famous faces will appear in the advertisement to promote Ireland, as they both have strong Irish roots.

Dermot’s parents are from Wexford, who both moved back to the county earlier this year.

Squeezed in a last visit and supper to O’Leary HQ before Mam and Dad take the trip back to Wexford. They’ve loved it here. Since they’ve moved in 68 the people have been nothing but kind, welcoming and generous to them in a time when it wasn’t easy to be Irish in Britain. But, home calls. So thanks Maria and Sean, for being brave enough to pack up as kids, leave your homes, loved ones and move somewhere no one knows you. Here’s to all our parents, and what they do for us. Your daughter has a PHD, your son… well he talks out loud for a living, but let’s gloss over that. Est 1968, with a final supper of home grown potatoes, obvs, and one last wistful gaze at those beautiful big Essex/Suffolk skies. Here’s to act three. X

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Ed regularly speaks about his Irish roots, as his grandparents also come from Wexford.

The singer busked on the streets of Galway as a teenager, and recorded the video for his hit single Galway Girl in a small pub in the county alongside many Irish stars, including Saoirse Ronan.

Tourism Ireland’s video starring the celebs is set to be released in autumn.