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On Sunday night, Game of Thrones returned for its thousandth series, and brought with it a celebrity cameo.

Singer Ed Sheeran appeared in the season 7 opener of the HBO fantasy, singing and briefly speaking to the character Arya Stark.

Sheeran revelled in his new glory on Instagram.

He subsequently shared this photo from the set:

People were quick to laugh at how incongruous the cameo was with the rest of the show's vibe.

Dragons, incest, magic, but a British singer, nope, we can no long suspend our disbelief.

The jokes came fast.

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