NappyTabs Taught Ed Sheeran to Dance

Hearthrob McHearthrobberson Ed Sheeran has been on a bit of a dance kick recently. A few weeks ago, the charming Brit featured Phillip Chbeeb in the video for his hit song "Don't," with Chbeeb popping and locking his way up the social ladder. Yesterday, Sheeran released another dance-y video, this time for his latest single, "Thinking Out Loud." Brace yourselves, ladies: Turns out he's got some pretty serious moves himself.

Choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo (naturally) and co-starring "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 10 alum Brittany Cherry, the vid is swoonily romantic: Sheeran and Cherry waltz and tango and swirl all over a beautiful candlelit ballroom. Things get a little steamy...

...and Sheeran has a few chances to show off his impressive partnering skills:

Eat your heart out, "Dancing with the Stars" celebs. And for any doubters out there, NappyTabs took to Twitter to confirm that this video is all Ed, all the time—no body doubles. Enjoy!

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

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And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

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