This article will contain mild spoilers – the main one being that Ed Sheeran was in last night’s series seven premiere of Game of Thrones. Yep, the flame-haired singer-songwriter popped up in Westeros, having a little sing-song around the campfire, as he is probably wont to do in real life.
Arya Stark was merrily on her way to King’s Landing to have a go at licking Cersei Lannister’s head-top off, when she bumped into Ed and company. Obviously, what with Ed’s character being most-likely a fan of The Queen, we were all set for a big showdown of ginger guts being sprayed onto the forest floor. Only no, they all just sat down and had a bit of wine.
Ed’s brief dalliance with dialogue in the show extended to him being asked by Arya what the song was he was singing, and him replying “It’s a new one.” This probably made you laugh if you’re a big fan of the show, because it’s known for having a dearth of original songs – but hey, at least the new one is a Sheeran one. Not like we ever get to hear them anywhere.
Here he is, look:
Anyway, Twitter went off, as usual, and mostly in a bad way, as usual. Here’s a selection of button mashing:
Ed Sheeran appearing on game of thrones but not being brutally disemboweled was very disappointing— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 17, 2017
things i cant forgive GoT for, ranked— select bitch (@caseyjohnston) July 17, 2017
5. killing margery
4. killing oberon
3. red wedding
2. ramsey rape
1. ed sheeran
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
"Hello it's me, ed sheeran, and i'm here to remind you none of this is real! It's just a tv show haha, I'm ed sheeran"— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) July 17, 2017
The Ed Sheeran scene was actually an interesting moment/departure that was overshadowed by putting Ed Sheeran in it— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 17, 2017
Fucking Ed Sheeran— John Feldmann (@JohnFeldy) July 17, 2017
So that went down well, then. He should have taken Justin Bieber’s advice. Now he knows how to make a cameo: