Ed Sheeran appears on Channel 5’s Home and Away - could it be EastEnders next?

Ed Sheeran with Emily Symons on the set of Hoem and Away

Ed Sheeran with Emily Symons on the set of Hoem and Away - Credit: Archant

Suffolk’s singing sensation Ed Sheeran tonight made a guest appearance on long-running Australian soap Home and Away.

Ed, who grew up in Framlingham, played a cameo role in the soap, set in fictional Summer Bay.

His character Teddy was one of the children long-standing cast member Marilyn Chambers was nanny to when she lived in the UK.

As the episode drew to a close, the chart-topper treated the cast - and the audience - to a special performance in The Diner.

The singer filmed the scenes for the show while on tour in Australia earlier this year.

He has previously said of his cameo: “It’s an Australian institution. It’s always on in my local chip shop.

“I got asked to do it and it sounded like it could be fun. I did Shortland Street in New Zealand as well and I’m sure if Emmerdale or EastEnders ever ask me I would do that.”