He recently flew back to London from the US.
And Ed Sheeran was interrupted during a interview when he received a call from the UK Home Office to ensure he was quarantering.
The government Covid officials spoke to the singer for a few minutes to confirm he was complying with the quarantine rules.
On the podcast, Ed took the call and apologised for having to pause the interview.
The singer said: ‘Wait, wait, government, hello?’
His manager Stuart Camp joked: ‘It’s like being called by your teacher.’
Covid regulations: Ed Sheeran was interrupted during a remote interview when he received a call from the UK Home Office to ensure he was quartering
VIP phone call: The government Covid officials spoke to the singer for a few minutes to confirm he was complying with the quarantine rules
James also made light of the interruption and said: ‘I just had visions of when you’re hiding at your mate’s house and your mum calls to ask if you’re on your own.’
Ed recently returned to the top of the charts but said he hopes Three Lions soon takes his place with a victory for England in the Euros.
The Number 1 track Bad Habits is his first song without a collaborator since 2017 and will feature on his upcoming fifth studio album.
The singer has been taking a break from music after welcoming daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran last summer with wife Cherry Seaborn.
Oops! The hilarious clip shows Ed, 30, chatting to Harry Potter actors Oliver and James Phelps for their podcast Normal not Normal when he takes the urgent call
The singing superstar stormed to the number one spot after racking up 92,000 chart sales this week, including 8.7 million streams, according to the Official Charts Company.
It marks Sheeran’s tenth chart-topping single, but he said he hopes his reign does not last long.
He told OfficialCharts.com: ‘I want to say thank you so much to everyone that made this happen.
‘I’ve been away for such a long time and I really, really don’t take this for granted, this is an amazing thing. Thank you for making me feel the love.
No1: The singing superstar stormed to the number one spot after racking up 92,000 chart sales this week, including 8.7 million streams, according to the Official Charts Company
‘Hopefully next week it will be knocked off the number one spot by Three Lions because we’re going to win the Euros. It’s coming home!’
The retro football track by Baddiel and Skinner was at number 22 ahead of England’s clash with Ukraine on Saturday.
Ed looked almost unrecognisable in BTS snaps from the music video for new single Bad Habits – which he shared to his social media last week.
In the photos the singer rocked a vibrant pink suit and garish make-up as he dressed as a vampire for the video which was filmed on a deserted high street.
Ed put on a chilling display in the behind-the-scenes snaps as he fully embraced the haunting character.
In the BTS photos, the singer was seen strutting down the street with some companions before they all lined-up together staring into the distance.
Creepy: Ed looked almost unrecognisable in BTS snaps from the music video for new single Bad Habits – which he shared to his social media last week
The video appeared to be shot at night time on a deserted high street which had smoke machines setting the chilling scene.
In one photo, Ed and his group were seen putting on a chilling display as a member of filming crew caught every second of action.
While in a different artistic black-and-white snap, the singer was seen wearing a padded coat as he wrapped up warmly in between scenes.
Ed had been sharing several teasers of the video and his new track ahead of last Friday’s release.
Last week, the singer revealed he had to dye his signature ginger locks blonde for the video.
He joked on Instagram: ‘6 days to go. My hair was blonde for 3 days for the shoot. I apologise to all my ginger people, it will never happen again #factor70sunscreengang.’
New look: Last week, the singer revealed he had to dye his signature ginger locks blonde for the video
While Ed also revealed that he had been talked into jumping off a roof as part of an elaborate video stunt despite being scared of heights.
He joked: ‘Still don’t know how I got talked into doing this.’
Only recently, Ed admitted he was feeling nervous about his first solo single in four years.
The singer, who took time out of the music industry after he welcomed his daughter last year, shared a photo of himself pulling a face.
He candidly wrote: ‘The moment you realise your first solo single in 4 years is coming out in a few weeks.’
Ed’s most recent album No. 6 Collaborations Project was released in 2019 and contained the number one singles I Don’t Care, Beautiful People and Take Me Back To London.
Music: Ed’s most recent album No. 6 Collaborations Project was released in 2019 and contained the number one singles I Don’t Care, Beautiful People and Take Me Back To London