Ed Sheeran’s role in Australian soap Home and Away has been revealed as the singer’s cameo is about to premiere on the small screen.

The Make It Rain singer filmed his scenes while on tour Down Under earlier this year, and now his appearance is about to air in the country.

Ed will play Teddy, one of the children that long-standing cast member Marilyn Chambers – played by Emily Symons – was nanny to when she lived in the UK.

Emily Simons and Ed Sheeran filming in Summer BayMarilyn Chambers will turn out to be Ed’s old nanny (Channel 7)

He visits Summer Bay and surprises everyone when he turns out to be chart-topping singer Ed, treating them to a special performance in The Diner.

Ed previously said of his cameo in Home and Away: “It’s an Australian institution. It’s always on in my local chip shop.

“I got asked to do it and it sounded like it could be fun. I did Shortland Street in New Zealand as well and I’m sure if Emmerdale or EastEnders ever ask me in England I would do that as well.”

Alec Snow, who plays Matt Page in the soap, said: “It was an awesome experience filming with Ed because he seemed like a really down-to-earth, nice guy that genuinely wanted to be there.

“It was funny seeing how star-struck everyone both on and off set was. It was quite entertaining seeing the effect he had on everyone around him.”

Ed Sheeran filming in Summer BayEd is proud to appear in the Aussie soap (Channel 7)

The Thinking Out Loud star is the only international celebrity to appear on Home and Away and the biggest musician since Aussie pop star John Farnham cameoed on the soap in the late 1980s.

Rival Aussie soap Neighbours has had a number of pop stars cameo on the show over the years, including Lily Allen, the Pet Shop Boys, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Paula Abdul.

Ed’s cameo will air in the UK on Channel 5 in the winter.

The 24-year-old singer was recently revealed to have been given a recurring role in FX’s gory new medieval drama The B*****d Executioner.

Meanwhile, it has just been revealed that Home and Away favourite Steve Peacocke will return to Summer Bay this week to film a return as Darryl ‘Brax’ Braxton.

Steve Peacocke as Home And Away's BraxSteve as Brax (Channel 5)

The actor is to shoot his scenes in top secret for a one-off return appearance that will not be revealed until they air later this year.

Steve, who bowed out of the soap in June to pursue a career in Hollywood, said: “This was something we spoke about before I left – if timings were right, I could come back for a few days to shoot a really cool little storyline. I’m sure the audience will like it and it’s a great bookend to my story.”