Singer Ed: Christmas number 1 is ‘a dream come true’

Ed Sheeran's Perfect stayed at no.1 for Christmas week
Ed Sheeran's Perfect stayed at no.1 for Christmas week

Ed Sheeran has said it was a “dream come true” to have claimed the Christmas number one for 2017.

The Halifax-born singer-songwriter’s song Perfect retained its place at the top of the charts, ending his year of dominating them with a festive flourish. Ed fended off competition from Eminem with River, on which he also appears, and the Wham! classic Last Christmas.