British singer Ed Sheeran hands out his slew of top trophies to close friends because he is too embarrassed to put them on display.

The flame-haired pop star has won a clutch of honours, including two Brit awards and an Ivor Novello statuette, but the modest star refuses to put them on show.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "There are only so many (awards) you can put out on the wall without looking like a d**he bag. So I prefer for my friends to celebrate my success as well and have it in their living room. All of my friends have them."