Ed Sheeran appears in Game Of Thrones season premiere, Simpsons next
Ed Sheeran's cameo role in Game Of Thrones has been revealed after the singer appeared in the first episode of the cult drama's new season.
It was leaked that Sheeran would appear on the show back in March, but few people expected him to show up in season seven's premiere, which aired in America on Sunday night.
He appeared as a minstrel in a scene with real-life superfan Maisie Williams, whose character Arya Stark stopped him as she was riding through a forest.
Arya overheard Ed's character singing and said, "It's a pretty song, I've never heard it before," prompting his woodland crooner to respond, "It's a new one".
Fans had mixed responses to Ed's appearance in the episode, taking to Twitter to share their opinions.
"Hot take: Ed Sheeran making an appearance on Game of Thrones was the worst thing I've ever seen on the show in it's history," one wrote, while another tweeted, "Nothing takes me out of a fantasy world like a random Ed Sheeran appearance #gameofthrones".
Hot take: Ed Sheeran making an appearance on Game of Thrones was the worst thing I've ever seen on the show in it's history.— Tyler Rolfe (@tylermrolfe) July 17, 2017
Nothing takes me out of a fantasy world like a random Ed Sheeran appearance #gameofthrones— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 17, 2017
Another poked fun at the lines in the episode: "Arya: That's a pretty song. I've never heard it before. Ed Sheeran: It's new. Buy my album ÷ on iTunes #GameOfThrones #GoTS7."
Ed revealed during an interview with The Hits Radio earlier this year that he'd be singing for Maisie's Arya, explaining: "I don't really know what I'm allowed to say... I sing a song and then she goes, 'Oh, that's a nice song' and I go, 'It's a new one', and then there's other lines."
Hmmm - pretty much sums it up. In other Ed Sheeran cameo news, the 26-year-old Brit is also set to appear on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.
He'll play a musician named Brendan for a musical-themed episode in season 29, titled Haw-Haw Land, and it sounds as if there might be a love triangle developing between Brendan, Lisa Simpson and bully Nelson Muntz.
Sporting a tattoo of Blinky the three-eyed fish, Sheeran is a longtime Simpsons fan, something which obviously brought him to the attention of the show's executive producer Al Jean, who arranged to have Sheeran record his part over the phone from England.
Sheeran's Simpsons episode will air in the States some time around November this year.
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