To look like the "Photograph" singer, Charli donned a ginger wig and facial hair. She opted for a pair of blue shorts, which she teamed up with a navy tee underneath an olive jacket. The outfit struck a strong resemblance to the one which Ed wore in the "Shape of You" music video.
The "Boom Clap" hitmaker lip-synced to Ed's hit "Shape of You". She took the song to a whole new level as she danced hilariously to the dancehall-infused pop song, which Ed wrote alongside Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid.
Her dance, which included her moving her hips, prompted laughter from the crowded audience who cheered on her. Host Chrissy Teigen could also be seen fully enjoying Charli's performance. She also earned praise from special guest Boy George, who said, "I've never seen Ed do those sorts of moves, though. Now I'm gonna feel cheated when I go and see him!"
Charli took to her Twitter account to share a selfie of her in full Ed costume. "me as Ed Sheeran. I'll explain later," she wrote in the caption, adding a fire emoji at the end of her tweet.
me as Ed Sheeran. I’ll explain later 🔥 pic.twitter.com/EU5e5q9dzS— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) March 27, 2018
Fans were overjoyed as a user replied, "the only Ed Sheeran I would ever enjoy." But there were some others who seemingly freaked out after seeing Charli dressing up as Ed. "Halloween is 6 months away Charli," a user reminded the singer. Another user tweeted, "DELETE IT IN 24 HOURS OR ELEE…" Meanwhile, another one dubbed the photo a "cursed content."
In the episode, Charli went head to head with fellow guest Rita Ora, who dressed up as Melanie Brown a.k.a. Mel B. The "Fifty Shades Freed" actress rocked a tiger-patterned outfit to channel the Spice Girls member.
The episode of "Lip Sync Battle" featuring Charli and Rita will air on Thursday, March 29 at 9.30 P.M. on Paramount Network.