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Ed Sheeran goes full Lannister in 'Game of Thrones' premiere

Producers of the hit show say had been trying to get singer Ed Sheeran on the show for years to surprise Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), who is a big fan.

On left, Maisie Williams and Ed Sheeran in a scene from "Game of Thrones." Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on Sunday night.

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On left, Maisie Williams and Ed Sheeran in a scene from "Game of Thrones." Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on Sunday night.

Ed Sheeran is basking in the aftermath of his "Game of Thrones" cameo.

Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on the premium cable channel Sunday night.

Throwback to the time I was a Lannister

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The 26-year-old British singer posted a shot of himself on screen on Instagram Sunday with the caption, "Throwback to the time I was a Lannister." He also posted a picture of himself on set alongside Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark.

Producer David Benioff said in March that they had been trying to get Sheeran a spot on the show for years to surprise Williams, who's a Sheeran superfan.

Reactions online were immediate, fierce and extremely polarized.  

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