Feline friends: Ed Sheeran waxwork unveiled at cat cafe

FILE PHOTO: Ed Sheeran performs at the Glastonbury Festival
FILE PHOTO: Ed Sheeran performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

June 12, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Ed Sheeran has played to packed stadiums around the world – now he, or rather a wax figure of him, can add a cat cafe to the list of locations.

Waxwork museum Madame Tussauds on Tuesday unveiled a model of the British chart-topping musician at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London, where customers sip their drinks surrounded by felines.

The figure of Sheeran is dressed in a checked shirt, bears the singer’s many tattoos and is holding a guitar – as the cafe’s cats eat treats and play around the model.

“Knowing what a pet lover he is, launching the figure at London’s renowned cat cafe felt like something the man himself would surely approve of,” Edward Fuller, general manager at Madame Tussauds in London, said in a statement.

The figure will soon head to the museum, where visitors can see it from next week.

(Reporting by Gerhard Mey; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Alison Williams)