A 24-YEAR-OLD man says he gets stopped in the street almost daily and people try to snap sneaky pictures of him because of his striking resemblance - to ED SHEERAN.

Brandon Geisha is almost a dead ringer for the 29-year-old British pop star, best known for number one hits including Shape Of You, Thinking Out Loud, and Perfect.

Mr Geisha, who lives in Little Oakley, Essex, said he got stopped almost daily by strangers who commented on his likeness to the singer, and even asked him for selfies.

And sometimes Mr Geisha has spotted people trying to snap a sneaky photo of him from a distance, mistaking him for his celebrity doppelganger.

Mr Geisha, who works as a welder and fabricator, said: "People tell me I look like Ed all the time, pretty much daily.

"I find it quite funny when they ask if they can have a picture with me - or if I see someone from a distance who's clearly taking a picture on their phone.

"I don't really mind - nobody means any harm or offence.

"I like his music - I've seen him live a couple of times. There are worse people to look like, so I can't complain."

Just like Ed, Mr Geisha also plays the guitar - and his parents live in Iken, Suffolk, just 10 miles from where Ed Sheeran grew up in Framlingham.

Mr Geisha said: "He got big when I was in school - so I've been getting comments about it for years.

"But as I got older I've now grown a beard, so I look even more like him."

And Mr Geisha even had a chance encounter with his lookalike when he was on holiday in Amsterdam in 2017.

He said: "It was so random. I just walked round a corner basically and there he was.

"I managed to grab a quick word with him and ask for a photo - and even he was a bit surprised, and said something about the likeness between us.

"Then he got whisked away by his management so it's a shame we didn't get to chat more."

Mr Geisha plays the guitar and the piano - but joked: "I just wish I could sing - otherwise I'd try and earn some money as a tribute act."