Do we need to sound the alarm on a new couple alert? Fellow Brits Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding were seen canoodling – sort of —at the 2013 MTV VMAs last night (Aug. 25). The talented twosome with "E" first names were seen holding hands and with Sheeran's hand placed on her leg. Was this a gratuitous thigh grab? A sign of affection? A love touch? What?!

Goulding has been linked to One Direction's Niall Horan recently and before that, she dated dubstepper Skrillex. Those two split and she has since been dating British actor Jeremy Irvine. Seems like everyone is crushing on Goulding. She is adorbs, so we can understand why so many creative men would fall under her spell.

See the photo of Sheeran's hand grazing Goulding's bare thigh here.

What do you think, PopCrushers? Is that just a friendly touch or does it indicate that we may have a new couple forming?

Sheeran, who once said that his label rejected him due to  his ginger kid looks, is certainly having the last laugh. The ladies and his fans lurve him.