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Ed Sheeran's anticipated Game of Thrones appearance didn't go down too well

What did they expect?

Ed Sheeran's anticipated Game of Thrones appearance didn't go down too well

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:

So that went down well, then. He should have taken Justin Bieber’s advice. Now he knows how to make a cameo: