Ed Sheeran has sparked a flurry of chatter after hinting that he has secretly tied the knot with fiancée Cherry Seaborn in a new interview with Access.

During his chat with the US TV show, the 27-year-old British singer appeared to admit he would "never do anything public" if he married his long-term partner, blushing as he pointed to a ring on his wedding finger.

And now his father John has added further weight to talk that the lovebirds are already living as husband and wife, as he refused to confirm or deny whether his son has exchanged nuptials with Cherry, 26.

When asked on Tuesday if he had seen the filmed interview in which his son hinted at having already tied the knot, 61-year-old art historian and lecturer John responded: "I haven't actually."

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Speaking from his detached home in Framlingham, Suffolk, he added: "I'm very sorry, I can't say anything. We try and keep as anonymous as possible for obvious reasons. I do apologise, but I just don't give interviews on anything like that.

"I am not going to comment because we really do want to be as private as possible. I am sorry. I know you have got a job to do – but I haven't seen it. I am not really into all that stuff. Sorry about that."

Ed announced his engagement to Cherry, 26, in January with a candid Instagram snap, gushing to fans: "Got myself a fiancée just before new year."

In the interview, Ed was asked: 'What about the wedding details? Have you picked a date? Do you know where? Do you know when yet?'

Instead of refusing to answer, the Perfect singer stumbled over a response, before shrugging and pointing to his wedding finger which boasted a silver ring.

Assuming this meant he had married Cherry, the interviewer said: "ah right," before laughing.

They then said: "That's exciting! Congratulations my friend! Congratulations! How did you sneak that one?"

Ed responded: "Well I never do anything too public anyway."

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MailOnline has contacted representatives for Ed Sheeran for comment.