Ed Sheeran Infuriates Game Of Thrones Fans In Bizarre Cameo

It was either great fun or the worst thing to happen to Westeros.

Ed Sheehan performing live.
Sheeran! Oh Ed, what have they done to you? Image Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Ed Sheeran’s appearance on the first episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones has fans divided between those who loved seeing the 26-year-old in Westeros and those that thought it was the worst thing to happen since the Red Wedding.

Sheeran featured in a sequence alongside Maisie Williams’ Arya, in which the latter rode horseback through a forest. The musician even got a chance to sing, during a scene that also featured another familiar face in the shape of This Is England’s Thomas Turgoose.

In lyrics taken from the George R.R. Martin book A Dance with Dragons, Sheeran crooned:

“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.”

Singing aside, Sheeran also ate a skewered squirrel and had a chat with Arya while Turgoose looked on, looking just as confused as the rest of us. It was all very odd.

 

So odd, in fact, it prompted a wide range of responses, from fans on social media.

Some were surprised …

Others excited … 

A lot of people kept making the same Ed Sheeran lyric jokes … 

Again …

And again …

All of which were hilarious …

Honest … 

A lot of people were pretty pissed off though, with the show’s writers coming in for some serious flack …

For some, it was the most disgusting thing to happen on GoT yet …

Others saw it as a shameless ploy to sell records …

It proved too much for a few though, who saw it as a distraction …

Then there were those who were simply worried about what it could mean for the future …

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

There was some hope for the rest of the series though …

The Hound can’t turn up soon enough! 

Of course, this is not the first time Sheeran has turned up in the world of television.

He previously had a part in the short-lived US series The Bastard Executioner, where his character also sang. That show was cancelled after just 10 episodes. Maybe Ed should have taken the hint.

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