He told The Sun: “I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it.
“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that.
“One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.
“The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
Ed’s Instagram account will automatically generate tweets on the site but he will not be using it himself.
He explained: “I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me.
“I don’t have to have someone calling me a whatever.”
But Ed will still read public feedback on his favourite websites, which are more positive.