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Ed Sheeran makes star cameo in first episode of Game of Thrones season seven alongside Arya Stark

PUBLISHED: 10:30 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 17 July 2017

Ed Sheeran made a fleeting Game of Thrones cameo in the first episode of the HBO show's seventh series. Picture: HBO

Ed Sheeran made a fleeting Game of Thrones cameo in the first episode of the HBO show's seventh series. Picture: HBO

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Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran has made a fleeting cameo appearance in the first episode of the highly-anticipated new season of Game of Thrones.

The Suffolk singer had confirmed his appearance in the HBO fantasy hit earlier this year – but last night hinted to his fans that they might see him sooner than they think.

Posting a picture of two cats on his Instagram page, he said: “Sunday = cat picture. Also, watch Game of Thrones tonight x”.

Ed Sheeran is to cameo in Game of Thrones. PICTURE:  ©2016 HOME BOX OFFICE Ed Sheeran is to cameo in Game of Thrones. PICTURE: ©2016 HOME BOX OFFICE

The show aired at 2am this morning on Sky Atlantic but is being repeated tonight at 9pm.

The Shape of You singer appeared alongside Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the drama, as the seventh series got underway in the early hours of this morning.

Ed divulged details about his appearance during a game of “beer pong” with radio host Tom Green in May.

He said he would appear alongside Williams and is reportedly a massive fan of Ed’s.

“I sing a song and then she goes, ‘Oh, that’s a nice song,’ and I go, ‘It’s a new one’,” he said.

In the episode, entitled Dragonstone, Arya comes across a group of Lannister soldiers enjoying a sing-song around a campfire having killed the Frey men who took part in her mother and brother’s murder at the Red Wedding.

Sunday = cat picture. Also, watch Game of Thrones tonight x

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Sheeran and his party offer Arya food and wine around a campfire before the youngest Stark daughter begins her journey to King’s Landing with the intention of killing Cersei.

David Benioff and DB Weiss, the series’ screen writers, told the South by Southwest Film Festival they had convinced Ed to appear after discovering Williams was a superfan.

“For years we were trying to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie and this year we finally did it,” they said.

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