Exciting news: Ed Sheeran has become the latest musician to sign up for a cameo in Game Of Thrones, with the flame-haired star being confirmed as a special guest during last night’s South by South West panel for the show.
No details have been released about his role.
Speaking at the panel, show co-creator David Benioff revealed that he was determined to secure Ed’s cameo as a surprise for actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the show, because she is such a huge fan of his.
He explained: “For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it.”
Ed confirmed the good news on social media, retweeting an article about his role and adding: “Guess the cat’s out the bag.”
Needless to say, the announcement sent Ed’s fans into a tizzy, with his followers replying in abundance on Twitter:
"It's confirmed!! @edsheeran will be on Game of Thrones." I'M SCREAMING!!!!!!!!! OMFG!!!!! ????
— stilinski (@iGabrielleBC) March 13, 2017
ed sheeran will be on game of thrones i suddenly love my life
— aria (@seaviewnarry) March 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran making an appearence in Game Of Thrones is such a blessing
— Ellie (@vikanderous) March 13, 2017
— Becca (@Becs_02) March 13, 2017
Game of Thrones + Ed sheeran = best season ever, where are you season 7 ????
— Francesca Duxbury (@Francesca_Rose3) March 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran starring in game of thrones has officially completed my year
— Hannah Leech (@Hannah_leech1) March 13, 2017
However, some fans of the show were less than impressed by the news:
i can't wait for ed sheeran's death scene in game of thrones
— (@bilIykapIan) March 13, 2017
I can't imagine Ed Sheeran in something like Game of Thrones. That's definitely news that has bemused me this morning
— Dan Hart (@FilmInkOfficial) March 13, 2017
Ed Sheeran to appear on Game of Thrones.
Presumably as an irritating, ubiquitous minstrel who only knows one song.
— Enough Of That (@AndyGilder) March 13, 2017
the only reason I watch game of thrones is to be immersed in a world where ed sheeran doesn't exist
— ???? (@luuwis) March 13, 2017
So Ed Sheeran is is going to be in Game of Thrones Season 7…
The Lannisters send their regards
— Gary (@Clulysses) March 13, 2017
Previous musical Game Of Thrones cameos include members of Coldplay, Mastodon, Of Monsters and Men, and Sigur Ros.
Sigur Rus and Of Monsters and Men were performing during their stint on the show, and Mastodon were transformed into unrecognisable zombified members of the Wildlings.
There’s no word if Ed will be performing, recognisable, or even appearing alongside Maisie, but we are certain that whatever he does will be incredible.
Game Of Thrones returns to our screens on Sunday, July 16th.