Two years ago Ed Sheeran made a surprise cameo in Game of Thrones season seven. And while the backlash was so intense that the ‘Lego House’ singer quit social media, it hasn’t stopped viewers wondering about the fate of his character.
The cameo was a Lannister soldier singing ‘Hands of Gold’ in the forest, but following Daenerys’ attack (featuring dragons) at High Garden, it was thought that he could have been burnt to a crisp, something the episode’s director Matt Shakman confirmed to The Daily Beast happened to ‘a few characters, for sure’.
‘We were all quite young, those soldiers. I doubt I’m going to survive for that long, to be honest, when there are dragons in the world,’ the singer explained to MTV News after season seven. ‘No-one wants to see me come back. I wanted to be a cameo in it, and I’ve done the cameo. I’m cool with it, though. I enjoyed it.’
But despite Ed’s pessimism, it looks like his character is alive after all, with the first episode of Game of Thrones season eight (returning last night), putting in a sentence about his fate – just to clear things up for the fans.
The revelation comes about during a conversation on the battle between the Lannisters and the Targaryens, where one of the women announces Ed’s character’s fate.
‘That boy Eddie,’ one woman started, to which another replied, ‘the ginger?’. ‘That’s him,’ the first woman confirmed. ‘Came back with his face burned right off. He’s got no eyelids now.’
So there we have it – confirmation that he came under dragon attack AND that he made it out, even if his fate was pretty gruesome.
Ed seemed thrilled by the news, taking to his Instagram stories to live-post the dialogue.
‘Thanks Game of Thrones,’ he captioned the conversation. ‘I knew I was a survivor x.’
So, now we finally know what happened to Ed’s character, but who’s going to end up on the iron throne?