Ed Sheeran, 2014.

Ed Sheeran performs dressed as "Annie" on Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 28, 2014.

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When you were dream casting Annie (as you do!), did you ever consider Ed Sheeran for the title role?

Jimmy Kimmel did. Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host (jokingly) explained that ABC was producing a live version of Annie, much like the upcoming production of Peter Pan Live! on NBC. And while that show will feature a woman in the title role, Kimmel wondered why the same couldn't happen with Annie.

The answer, it turns out, is because there is just way too much leg hair. Watch Sheeran -- in the iconic red dress and with a very sick-looking Sandy -- make his debut below.