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— Casey Johnston (@caseyjohnston) July 17, 2017
5. killing margery
4. killing oberon
3. red wedding
2. ramsey rape
1. ed sheeran
"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"— WATCH DIRK GENTLY ON NETFLIX JANUARY 5th (@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
So that went down well, then. He should have taken Justin Bieber’s advice. Now he knows how to make a cameo: