Let Her Go singer Passenger has credited The A Team singer Ed Sheeran with helping him break into the music industry.

The 29-year-old singer, real name Mike Rosenberg, has said that his pal Ed helped to launch his career by taking him on a tour after finding fame himself.

Speaking to Britain's Absolute Radio station, Mike said: "We've been mates for about five years. We met when we were on the same bill at a local gig and really liked what each other were doing. When Ed got massive he took me on tour with him and changed my life. I love him - he's a wonderful guy"

Ed Sheeran recently said that his next album will be launched in January 2014.