Ed Sheeran’s tweet to bullied X Factor star will make you cry

Could Ed Sheeran make us love him anymore? Evidently, yes.

Following the scandal on Sunday night’s X Factor NZ where contestant Joe Irvine was cruelly targeted by judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, Ed has lent his two cents to the argument.

Tweeting to Joe, Ed wrote: “@jooe64_joe don’t worry about what anyone else says man. Enjoy yourself with it, that’s what singing is about, not what other people think.”

Excuse us, there’s just something in our eye…

Needless to say, Joe was over the moon (sorry) about Ed's kind words, replying: "@edsheeran thank u so much I'm a huge fan of yours love all your songs I really want to meet you."

Thankfully, Natalia and her husband have now been fired from the X Factor panel and won’t be given another chance to inflict such hurt on any other contestants.

Stay strong, Joe – Ed believes in you!