Hayley Holt is somewhere she never wanted to be

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 2:12PM
Hayley Holt's about to be immortalised with Ed Sheeran. Photos / TVNZ, Getty Images
Hayley Holt's about to be immortalised with Ed Sheeran. Photos / TVNZ, Getty Images

Hayley Holt had a mini meltdown on-air about an Ed Sheeran mural. Now she's part of it.

The Breakfast presenter spoke out about plans for an $8000 mural in Dunedin last week, saying the "boring" pop star "does my head in".

About the mural plans, she said: "This will stop me from going to Dunedin ... I do not want to see a giant mural of Ed Sheeran's mug."

But the artist painting the mural says Holt's outburst means she will now have a permanent place in Sheeran's heart.

Tyler Stent told Newshub he had incorporated aspects of New Zealand into his mural, adding tattoos on Ed of the Dunedin logo, an All Blacks flag and "a heart for Hayley Holt ... because maybe the hate isn't mutual".

However, Holt may have since had a change of - ahem - heart.

"After Friday's show I did some thinking. Maybe as a cynical singleton on the wrong side of 35 I just resented this young man's depth of feeling," Holt was reported as saying by Fairfax.

"So, if fake mural Ed can wear my name in a heart on his sleeve, maybe I can open my heart to soppy love songs."