Ed Sheeran to guest star on Game of Thrones to surprise Maisie Williams
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Ed Sheeran to guest star on Game of Thrones to surprise Maisie Williams

Ed Sheeran will have a cameo in Game of Thrones season 7 because the makers wanted to surprise Maisie Williams, who is the singer’s big fan.

tv Updated: Mar 20, 2017 08:15 IST
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Ed Sheeran performs on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday, March 8 in New York.(AP)

Singer Ed Sheeran will be seen making a guest appearance on season seven of the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

The news was announced on Sunday at The South By Southwest (SXSW) conference and Festival by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on a panel with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, reports variety.com.

“For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it,” Benioff said during a panel at the Austin, Texas festival, nodding to Williams who is a big fan of the musician.

No other details on Sheeran’s character or storyline were revealed, but when reaching out to channel HBO for further clarification, a spokesperson for the network did confirm he’ll be guest-starring, simply saying: “He has a role. No more details.”

After the showrunners talked about Sheeran, Turner said: “I’m still waiting on Bieber,” referring to Justin Bieber, to which Weiss replied: “You’re waiting on Biebs? Season 9.”

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First Published: Mar 14, 2017 09:10 IST