Ed Sheeran has opened up about his role in Game of Thrones. The singer is a huge fan of the popular fantasy show, and confirmed that he would have a small role in the upcoming sixth season, partly as a treat for the series regular Maisie Williams, who is a big fan of the musician. Chatting to The Hits Radio, Ed revealed that he, of course, would be singing in his role, coyly telling the DJs: "I just do a scene with Maisie. I sing a song and then she goes, 'Oh, that's a nice song'." He also confirmed that his character doesn't die to the Daily Star, saying: "I do know which role I am going to play. I don't die in it. I don't die."
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Ed will sing in the show
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The show's creators D.B Weiss and David Benioff have revealed that they had tried to get Ed to make a cameo on the show for years as a surprise for Maisie, who plays fan favourite Arya Start in the hit show. Ed originally confirmed that the rumours were true by retweeting an article about the exciting news, adding: "Guess the cat's out of the bag."
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Ed's love for the show has been well-documented, and the star was gifted with a sword back in 2015. Upon opening 'Longclaw', he said: "This is like one of the best birthday presents I've ever got… I'm so happy!" Season seven of the hit show will return on 16 July, 2017 and according to reports, the five leading cast members will be receiving up to £2 million per episode of the hit fantasy show. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) have signed new contracts making them the highest paid TV stars in history.