Singer George Ezra won't be ‘riding shotgun’ anytime soon.

That is because the Hertfordshire musician passed his driving test first time in St Albans.

Ezra is no stranger to a musical hit but there was not a major in sight on his test as he passed with flying colours.

A delighted Ezra, who shot to fame in 2014 with single Budapest, took to the city's streets in December, passing with only three minors.

He said he always put off learning to drive because of other commitments and also said he was "daunted" by the prospect.

But he said his instructor, Dennis O’Callaghan made the “whole experience both accessible and enjoyable”.

Ezra said: “Learning to drive was something that was constantly put on the back burner due to other commitments.

“As a result the prospect of getting behind the wheel became increasingly daunting, with every year that went by.

"I was introduced to Dennis, who was the best instructor I could have asked for.

“Dennis was cool, calm and patient with me through every lesson.”

Dennis said: “I was confident George would pass first time, he’s a really dedicated young man that was keen to learn.”