The show's creators have revealed the singing superstar will have a guest role in the new series which begins in July

Ed Sheeran is set to guest star on Game Of Thrones.

The Shape Of You singer will appear in the upcoming seventh series of the fantasy drama series.

Ed Sheeran

The show’s creators David Benioff and DB Weiss spilled the beans during the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.

And Ed, 26, appeared to confirm the news on Twitter,

Speaking at a panel discussion, Benioff and Weiss said they had been pursuing Ed for some time, as Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams was a fan.

Maisie Williams attends the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, USA, on January 29, 2017.

Maisie Williams in Game Of Thrones

“For years, we tried to get Ed Sheeran on the show to surprise Maisie, and this year we finally did it,” Benioff said.

Further details on Ed’s role were not given.

The star would not be the first musician to make a cameo in the show – Coldplay’s Will Champion and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody have appeared in previous episodes.

Game Of Thrones returns in July.