Ed Sheeran knows that you don’t want to see him return to ‘Game of Thrones’

Ed Sheeran

Many Game of Thrones fans weren’t in love with the shape of Ed Sheeran when he unexpectedly appeared in Westros during the first episode in Season 7 of HBO’s mega-hit show. And, as it turns out, Ed Sheeran isn’t opposed to much of the criticism he received.

During an interview with MTV News, Sheeran said “No one wants to see me come back [for Season 8.]  I wanted to be a cameo in it, and I’ve done the cameo.”

We certainly can’t blame Sheeran for accepting the minor role — because, really, who would turn down the chance to be involved with something like Game of Thrones? Even Sheeran, also in the interview with MTV, said that seizing the opportunity was “a very easy yes.”

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However, most fans agreed that Sheeran’s appearance felt random, off-putting and unnatural — despite the fact that he was only in the show for a couple of minutes, playing a Lannister soldier with very minimal dialogue.

Even though the episode aired on July 16, people are still talking and making jokes about it:

Sheeran was not the first musical artist to ever appear in Game of Thrones. Coldplay’s Will Champion popped in for a hot second in Season 3, the group Of Monsters and Men played a group of traveling musicians in season 6’s “The Door” and the Iceland band Sigur Rós performed during Margaery Tyrell and Joffrey Lannister’s leading in Season 4. However, given the backlash against Sheeran’s presence, he’s likely to be the last.

So, if Sheeran is to be believed, we’re never going to know whether Ayra Stark decided to murder the squadron of soldiers or let them peacefully march on their way. Don’t worry — we won’t be losing any sleep over this one.

Watch Ed Sheeran’s Game of Thrones debut here:

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Brandon Schreur

The fella over there with the hella good hair. Movies and TV are my jam, and the fact that I get to write about them on a regular basis is the bees knees.