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Rixton: 'Ed Sheeran was the glue that brought us together'

Rixton have credited Ed Sheeran with helping to bring the band together.

The group - who are currently No.1 in the UK with the single 'Me and My Broken Heart' - began life in 2012.

Speaking to the Daily Star, singer Jake Roche said that Ed Sheeran - who co-wrote their song 'Hotel Ceiling' - is a guiding light for the band.

He said: "Ed is the definition of a superstar and an incredible friend. He’s like my mentor now – he’s got great advice. If I was on The X Factor he would definitely be our mentor – he’s like our very own Louis Walsh.

"He was the glue who brought us together. We both share the same producer, Benny Blanco, but we are the first band Benny’s produced alone. When he introduced us to Ed, Ed said he wanted to write for us straight away and that’s how our song 'Hotel Ceiling' came about."

Rixton meanwhile were recently confirmed to play this year's Teen Choice Awards on August 10.

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