Yorkshire singer joined by Sir Elton for Wembley concert

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Chart-topping singer Ed Sheeran brought some star power as he kicked off his first Wembley Stadium show, joined by Sir Elton John.

Sir Elton, who previously performed with Yorkshire-born Sheeran at the Grammy Awards, was a surprise guest on the opening night of the younger star’s hat-trick of gigs at the venue.

The pair duetted on Sir Elton’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, with the Rocket Man himself playing the piano.

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“When I asked Elton to play a song, he said we should play one of mine but I said we should play one of his instead,” Sheeran said.

The Thinking Out Loud singer is the first artist to perform at the stadium without the accompaniment of a band as he plays three sold-out gigs this weekend.

The concerts coincide with his return to top spot in the new Friday charts with his second album x for the fourth time.

The 24-year-old Brit winner promised to keep the 90,000-strong crowd entertained, saying: “I’m going to entertain you for the next two hours.

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“We will all lose our voices. The whole ethos of gigs is, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone, you can do anything you want.”

Armed with only a guitar and a loop station, Sheeran performed songs from his first album + and its follow-up x, the biggest selling and fastest selling album of 2014, including number one hit Thinking Out Loud, as well as Don’t, Lego House, The A Team and I See Fire - which featured on the soundtrack of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

Wembley never seemed my dream because it was too big to dream about. Now that we are here it’s a bit mental,” he said.

He closed the show, which was being filmed for a live DVD, with Sing.

Sheeran will also play the stadium tonight and Sunday.