Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran's cameo was cut from 'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' movie.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker is a big fan of The Fab Four, even owning a guitar signed by Sir Paul McCartney, and was asked to record a segment for Ron Howard's documentary on the band about their years on the road.

However, the 25-year-old singer won't be seeing himself on the big screen anytime soon as his piece didn't make the final version of the movie.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Ed had recorded a segment for the film, but it failed to make the final cut along with a load of other talking heads by Ron who wanted to make more time for The Beatles themselves. Ron had to be ruthless, but Ed will be gutted. He's crazy about The Beatles and has grown really close to Paul over the past couple of years, even introducing him to his dad."

Ed developed a friendship with Paul, 74, when he performed at the recording of the 2014 Grammy Awards Beatles tribute 'The Night That Changed America' - which marked the 50th anniversary of the 'Ticket to Ride' hitmakers' appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.

Speaking about the documentary's editing, drummer Ringo Starr said: "When we saw the first cut there were a lot of other people doing a lot of talking, which I believe he's cut out now and it's mainly me and Paul talking and it's better."

But his efforts didn't go unnoticed. Ed was given a small thank you in the credits, which read: "The producers would like to give very special thanks to the following for generously giving their time to assist with the film."

Among the talking heads that did make the movie were Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Curtis and Elvis Costello.

But despite missing out on The Beatles documentary, Ed fans can still catch the star's acting skills in the new film 'Bridget Jones's Baby'.