There are no plot-based spoilers in this article based on the fact that in Australia we haven’t got the new season of Game of Thrones yet, so you’re safe.

If you’re on any form of social media, you will have seen that Game of Thrones made it’s highly anticipated return to our screens today. In fact, it’s happening right now in the US. And twitter has BLOWN UP as a very familiar ginger popped up on screen:

That’s ED FLIPPING SHEERAN, MY DUDES. They just snuck that one right on in there? Just right on in there?

I promised no plot-based spoilers. So we’ll leave it there. We’ll just add that it is a speaking (and SINGING) part, and he’ll have a recurring character feature in the season.

UPDATE: if you want to watch a 40 second snippet of him singing in the episode? You can. Watch it now:

Look, full disclosure, I’ve never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, but I know it has a track record of killing off characters. So my advice is don’t get used to him being around. That’s not a hot tip, that’s just pattern-detection.

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