Game of Thrones season 8: Don't expect another Ed Sheeran cameo

Game of Thrones season 8: Don't expect another Ed Sheeran cameo

The '÷' artist had a small speaking role in "Dragonstone", the opening episode of season seven, back in mid-July.

Sheeran also noted, "No one wants to see me come back".

Sheeran was recruited by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who cast Sheeran as an unnamed Lannister soldier for the benefit of Thrones star Maisie Williams - a close friend of the singer. "They basically put me in a scene with her to kind of be like, 'Hey, thanks for doing the show for so many years".

"We were all quite young, those soldiers", Sheeran told MTV News.

"I wanted to be in it for like 30 seconds or whatever", he said.

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While everyone had an opinion on the 26-year-old's cameo, with it dividing fans to the point where Ed deleted his Twitter account, the Shape of You singer says he doesn't think his character lived beyond Daenerys Targaryen's fire-filled attack on Lannister soilders in the The Spoils of War episode. Nonetheless, Sheeran's Lannister soldier may not be alive, or at least not for long.

The cameo caused no shortage of controversy from those Thrones fans who claimed Sheeran's famous face distracted from the fantasy of Westeros. "That's what I was told".

Thankfully, as the show winds to its end, there isn't room to find out what happened to everyone in the realm, and I don't think anyone will be losing sleep over the lack of Ed Sheeran in Season 8.

Warning: Contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones.

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