Ed Sheeran has said he didn't think he would like Taylor Swift before he met her.

The Lego House singer, who co-wrote Everything Has Changed with the country singer for her upcoming fourth studio album, insists that Swift is the “loveliest person” he’s ever met.

Speaking in a video interview with SB.TV, Sheeran said: ''Working with Taylor Swift was cool, writing with her was cool. She's like a really sound person.

''Taylor Swift is one of these people who is the biggest selling female artist in the world right now. Her last record sold just as much as Adele's I think, which is pretty mental to think."

Sheeran, who also wrote One Direction's forthcoming single Little Things, admitted that he wants to try and establish himself as a songwriter. He added: ''The One Direction thing isn't me featuring as an artist. I wrote the song about four years ago and they asked for it so they got it.

''Careers can end instantly but when you're a songwriter you can have a career for the whole of your life so if everything goes t*** up for me tomorrow then the cut I've got on the One Direction album, the Taylor Swift album, the Wretch, the Devlins, I think it's quite an important thing to get my name out there as a songwriter.''