Ed Sheeran made his much anticipated Game of Thrones cameo in the first episode of the seventh series – and naturally, Twitter went into meltdown.
As we all know, Ed is an extremely talented singer-songwriter, so it was only fitting that he gave us a little tune during his short appearance on screen.
The 26-year-old was dressed as a solider and was singing around a campfire when Arya Stark, played by Maisie Williams, rode through a forest on horseback.
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“It’s a pretty song, I’ve never heard it before,” Arya said.
Ed's unnamed character replied, “It’s a new one.”
Masie also just so happens to be a huge Ed Sheeran fan, and according to reports, producers had been keen to get the singer on board as a surprise for the actress.
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Although Ed's appearance was confirmed by the show’s creators David Benioff and DB Weiss, fans did not know what episode. Needless to say everyone was a little shook when he popped up on screen.
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The Shape of You singer also took to Instagram to celebrate his cameo performance.
"Throwback to the time I was a Lannister," he wrote.
Game Of Thrones first aired on Sky Atlantic and Now TV at 2:00am and will be repeated at 9:00pm.