Actress and singer Hilary Duff is turning to British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran to help relaunch her music career.

The former Lizzie MCGuire star is writing and recording material for a new album, which will be her first foray into music since her 2007 album Dignity.

She has now revealed she is due to record a song by The A Team hitmaker, telling MTV, "I'm working with a lot of people. I'm still writing, so that process is still going on. I'm cutting an Ed Sheeran song next week, which I'm really excited about."