People were convinced they saw Ed Sheeran in the city today when a lookalike joined in a yoga class. 

Ty Jones, a professional lookalike of the famous singer, had beachgoers fooled when he was spotted on top of the i360 filming.

He had a harness on and was being filmed with drones. 

The Argus understands the i360 was closed to the public while the filming took place.

After a bit of thrill-seeking, Ty joined in a yoga class on the promenade with Brighton Yoga Foundation (BYF), a charity which offers free yoga classes to people who might not otherwise be able to access them. 

A spokeswoman for BYF said: "We saw him from down here.

The Argus: Ty Jones, Ed Sheeran lookalike, on Brighton beachTy Jones, Ed Sheeran lookalike, on Brighton beach (Image: Davy Jones/Brighton Yoga Foundation)"He had a deck chair on the top of the i360 and some security were there too.

"Then he came down and joined one of our yoga classes for about three moves.

"He had a big film crew."

The Argus: Ty Jones told The Argus it was him in Brighton todayTy Jones told The Argus it was him in Brighton today (Image: Davy Jones/Brighton Yoga Foundation)

Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, Nini shared a photo of Ty and said: "Casually met Ed Sheeran in Brighton. He joined a yoga class."

According to Instagram, the real Ed Sheeran is currently in New York.

He has a busy weekend ahead as he is headlining Boston Calling festival in Boston Massachusetts tomorrow before heading to Bottle Rock festival in the Napa Valley, California, on Sunday. 

The singer-songwriter was in Brighton earlier this month when he Ed performed a surprise gig for youngsters in their classroom.

The Argus: Ed Sheeran was in Brighton earlier this monthEd Sheeran was in Brighton earlier this month (Image: Sadie Avard / @sas.tudios)

The Shape of You singer dropped into Fairlight Primary School in St Leonard's Road on Friday, May 10, to meet with the children, who are learning how to play music, and tell them about his career.

Sheeran, who is among the top artists on streaming platform Spotify, performed a set in the classroom before donating guitars to inspire them to keep playing.

He sang his chart-topping hits at the front of the classroom including Perfect, Shape of You and Shivers - with the school singing along with every lyric - children and teachers.

Brighton i360 was contacted for comment.