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Ed Sheeran is being sued for $20 million for allegedly copying a Matt Cardle song.

The people who wrote the X Factor winner's song Amazing have filed a lawsuit against Ed in a Californian court stating that his hit single Photograph contains 39 identical notes as Amazing, as well as having strikingly similar "words, vocal style, vocal melody, melody, and rhythm" to Matt's song.

Photograph – which was co-written by Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid who is also named in the lawsuit – has been sold more than 3.5million times since its release in 2014.

It has also been viewed over 200 million times on YouTube and was used in the movie Me Before You.

Meanwhile Matt Cardle's third release, Amazing, failed to make it past No.84 in the UK chart.

The lawsuit states: "While Sheeran, McDaid, and the other Defendants received career-defining accolades, awards, and a fortune for Photograph, the true writers of much of Photograph received nothing."


It claims there is an "unusual level of strikingly similar copying" between the songs and says "note-for-note copying makes up nearly one half of Photograph".

The same lawyer who successfully sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for the similarities between Blurred Lines and a Marvin Gaye song is set to represent the songwriters.

Ed has yet to comment on the allegations.

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It looks like former X Factor star Matt Cardle has found love just in time for Christmas.

According to reports, the singer has been cosying up to glamour model and Celebrity Big Brother star Casey Batchelor.

A source told the Mirror that Matt and Casey struck up a flirtation at an event last month and have been on a string of dates together since.

The eyewitness observed that the pair looked very smitten as they hit a nightclub together recently, telling the newspaper: “They were snogging and giggling.”

Very saucy!

While Casey did post an Instagram photo of herself and Matt together two weeks ago, neither star has come out and addressed the dating rumours.

This isn’t the first time that Matt has found himself at the centre of romance rumours with a well-known face. Last Christmas it was rumoured that he was seeing Mel C, with the pair putting on a very flirtatious show for the cameras after the release of their duet, Loving You.

We love a bit of romance, so we say good luck to them!