Ed Sheeran on whether his Game of Thrones character could return in season 8: 'No one wants to see me come back'

Singer-songwriter had a small yet controversial role in season 7 of the hit series

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 07 September 2017 09:10
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Ed Sheeran makes Game of Thrones cameo

Ed Sheeran reckons his character on Game of Thrones probably wouldn't have survived "for that long" on the show.

The singer-songwriter had a small yet controversial role in the season 7 episode "Dragonstone" in July.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss cast Sheeran as an unnamed Lannister soldier as a surprise for Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams.

Many fans felt that Sheeran's cameo was too prominent in the episode, where many other artist appearances have been so subtle that they were almost-impossible to spot.

Speaking to MTV News, Sheeran said he doubted his character was going to survive when there were dragons around.

Addressing the criticism around his cameo, he also revealed that he didn't expect to make another appearance in season 8.

"Nah, I've done it now. No one wants to see me come back," he said. "I wanted a cameo in it, and I've done the cameo. I'm cool with it, though. I enjoyed it."

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