Ed Sheeran's 'Game Of Thrones' Cameo Sent Twitter Into A Frenzy
*I’ve got a great idea – don’t read this article if you haven’t watched the latest Game Of Thrones episode – it contains SPOILERS*
Now that those bores have gone, let’s get down to business.
Game Of Thrones was finally back on our screens tonight, and it’s safe to say that it didn’t disappoint.
Besides all of the revenge and killing – many of you will have noticed one very familiar face – which happened to belong to everyone’s favourite ginger, Ed Sheeran.
You’d think that Westeros would be a funny place for the Shape Of You singer to hang out, but in the episode Ed ditched his beloved guitar for a suit of armour, playing a Lannister soldier who happens to catch the attention of a passing Arya Stark with his singing.
“He rode through the streets of the city / Down from his hill on high / O’er the winds and the steps and the cobbles / He rode to a woman’s sigh / For she was his secret treasure / She was his shame and his bliss / And a chain and a keep are nothing / Compared to a woman’s kiss / For hands of gold are always cold / But a woman’s hands are warm.”
The pint-sized Stark decides to stop and share a brief scene with the pop star, as he tells her his song is “a new one.”
Ed even uploaded a photo of him in character to his Instagram account with the caption: ‘Throwback to the time I was a Lannister.’
On Twitter, fans joked about Ed’s cameo and came up with some interesting ideas for his character:
If Arya kills Ed Sheeran this will be the best Game of Thrones ever
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran appearing on game of thrones but not being brutally disemboweled was very disappointing
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 17, 2017
ok but what if ed sheeran ripped off his face and he was jaqen h'ghar pic.twitter.com/L57Vtjj02F
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 17, 2017
What if one of the #GameofThrones spinoffs is just Ed Sheeran and his boy band wandering around having adventures
— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) July 17, 2017
Plot twist, Ed Sheeran takes the iron throne #GameOfThones
— Chidera Anugwom (@ilikedera) July 17, 2017
#GameOfThones writing room:
"Ok we're beyond the books, we have creative control"
"Concept: Ed Sheeran camping in the woods singing a song"
— Kyle Ethan (@kesnyder42) July 17, 2017
Top Three Characters I've wanted to see murdered on Game of Thrones
1. Ed Sheeran
— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) July 17, 2017
— Zach Goins (@zach_goins) July 17, 2017
I'm forced to listen to ed sheeran songs 67 times a day bc it's the only shit on the radio & now my #Gameofthrones isn't even a safe place.
— Stassi Schroeder (@stassi) July 17, 2017
omg i love ed sheeran pic.twitter.com/WhJ4wZX5ni
— the little idiot (@eelek_) July 17, 2017
— king koopa (@headphonehog) July 17, 2017
Back in March at the South by Southwest Festival, co-showrunner David Benioff explained Ed’s cameo during a panel with Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and co-star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) : “We knew that Maisie was a big fan of Ed Sheeran and for years we’ve been trying to get him on the show so we can surprise Maisie. This year we finally did it.”
I have a feeling that’s the last we’ll be seeing of Ed in Game Of Thrones, but at least he didn’t come to a sticky end like every other character seems to do.
What did you make of Ed’s cameo? Let us know in the comments below!
Images via HBO