Ed was just as confused as the rest of us, as he explained, "Someone involved with the band One Direction said they wanted someone to conduct in a big televised concert, a celebrity, a celebrity interview would be shown during a televised concert of the band."
He continued, "They wanted it to be the toughest interview of the band's career...I thought initially they were saying they wanted me to do it because I'm an intellectual force or something like that. They said that it was going to be the toughest interview because the interview would be conducted on a roller coaster in Orlando."
The weirder part comes in the compensation, as Ed explained he was offered "two tickets to Orlando and accommodation if required. I said, 'There's so many things about this offer that are perplexing, the first is, ''if required' - is the hope there that I might live in Orlando and that they therefore save on that particular expense?'"
And then the million dollar question, as Ed tried to figure out why he was the chosen one: "But the other was just simply, you know, Why? What? I mean, looking back across my body of work I just wondered was it 'Death to Smoochy'....which thing inspired the belief that I was the right person to do this?"