Ed Sheeran’s GoT cameo sent Twitter into meltdown last night

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.

“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. 

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.

The Shape of You singer also took to Instagram to celebrate his cameo performance.


Throwback to the time I was a Lannister

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"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.