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Ed Sheeran Confirmed To Guest Star In Season 7 Of ‘Game Of Thrones’

Dominating the charts with his latest album Divide isn’t enough for Ed Sheeran, as he’s now turned his talents to the world of television.

Game of Thrones producers have confirmed that the 26-year old singer songwriter has been added to the season seven line up for an exciting cameo appearance.

The HBO series is set to return to our screens on July 16 this year, with the ‘Shape of You’ artist joining previous guest stars, such as Coldplay’s Will Champion and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, on one of the most talked about shows in the world.

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It’s not yet been revealed at what point during the season the chart-topping singer will be spotted on our screens.

But the reason behind him being cast in the series is all down to GoT star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in the show.

Williams is known for being an Ed Sheeran super fan, with the producers trying to get the red-headed superstar to appear on the series and surprise her for the past few years.

The show’s creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss spoke about their guest star decision at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas over the weekend.

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Benioff said,

We knew that Maisie was a big fan of Ed Sheeran. So, for years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie. And this year we finally did it.

Williams, 19, gushed about filming scenes with her idol saying, ‘yes, it was very fun!’

And it seems the feeling is mutual, with Ed revealing in a recent interview in Rolling Stone magazine that Game of Thrones is his favourite show.

He also recently entertained a group of young GoT cast members at his luxurious home in London.

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Creator Weiss explained that a cameo appearance in the fantasy drama isn’t as glamorous as it sounds, saying,

Many people say they’d like to do [Game of Thrones] and we tell them, ‘No, this is so boring, you’re gonna hate this. You’re going to be sitting around for 12 hours a day’.

He went on to explain that Jónsi Birgrisson, lead singer of Sigur Rós, was very bored on set when he guest starred in season four, with Weiss joking, ‘He was so done with it. He was a super good sport’.

The creators also confirmed at the festival that season seven will only be six episodes long, with season eight set to debut in 2018 and be the final instalment in the HBO series.

Watch the teaser trailer for the upcoming season below: