Just in case you've been living under a rock for the last few months, here's a reminder. Game of Thrones is back tonight. I say tonight, over here in the UK it'll be available at 2am so you might as well get your excuses ready now for why you're going to be late for work tomorrow.

Anyway, we've known for a while that Ed Sheeran is going to be starring in one of the episodes, but the ginger-haired singer has just dropped a massive hint that he'll be starring in the first episode.

Cats aside, I'm sure that this little bit of information will be getting all of his fans all kinds of excited.

We've heard that Conor McGregor will also be making an appearance, but no clue as to when that will be.

Apparently, Masie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is a massive fan of Ed Sheeran, and creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have been wanting to bring Sheeran on set to surprise her for ages.

Ed recently let slip a little bit of information regarding his starring roll, telling The Hits Radio: "I do a scene with Maisie. I sing a song and then she goes, 'Oh, that's a nice song'."

Wow. Oscar worthy performance then.

It's not the first time that Ed's been on telly. His first appearance on a TV came during his audition for Britannia High, a British musical drama on ITV. His singing was definitely up to scratch but he left less of a mark when the judges asked him to dance.

Credit: YouTube/Jenny Williams

That was way before he was even remotely famous. But he didn't let that affect him, going on to make his proper acting debut in 2014 for the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street.

That was followed in 2015 by another cameo an episode of the NBC sitcom Undateable. While he was touring Australia he also recorded a scene for the Australian soap Home and Away playing the role of 'Teddy'.

Credit: Channel Five/Home and Away

Sheeran shouldn't have much trouble adjusting to the Game of Thrones set considering his last performance was for the medieval drama The Bastard Executioner on FX. Ed told the Sun: "It's gruesome and it's going to be fine because my friend wrote it... I feel like people would expect me to be in a rom-com or something, so I wanted to be in something people don't expect me to."

He also made a small cameo in last year's Bridget Jones's Baby, in which he performed at a concert.

While we're here, we may as well get excited about tonight by watching a trailer. It'd be rude not to...

Credit: HBO

Exciting.

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is an NCTJ trained Trending Journalist at LADbible and has worked here since 2015. She launched the 'LAD of the Week' feature in 2016 and has run it single-handedly ever since. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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