Ed Sheeran wants a cameo in EastEnders and Emmerdale

'I'm doing stuff because I enjoy it now rather than because it might be cool,' says the singer

Ed Sheeran has revealed that he wants to star in a British soap.

The singer, who recently filmed a scene for Australian programme ‘Home and Away’, has told Australia’s News.com: “I got asked to do [Home and Away] 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.”

He continued: “I have got to a point where I really, really don’t care what people think so I’m doing stuff because I enjoy it now rather than because it might be cool. I am just in it for fun.”

Sheeran was recently snapped on location at Palm Beach in Sydney alongside actress Emily Symons, who plays Marilyn Chambers on the show.

The official Home and Away Twitter account has since confirmed that Sheeran will be making an appearance in the show, tweeting: “Yes, we can confirm @edsheeran was in #SummerBay today…Bet you can’t wait to find out why…”

A Channel Seven representative has told Daily Mail Australia that Sheeran will be appearing as himself, while a spokesperson for the soap said that his scenes will be broadcast in an episode later this year: “He will appear as himself in the series, but the storyline details about what brings Ed to Summer Bay are being kept under wraps for now.”

See a photo of Sheeran on the set of ‘Home and Away’ below.

Ed Sheeran has also told by doctors to refrain from doing any talking between gigs until he recovers from a sore throat.

Taking to Twitter, Sheeran posted: “Been told by the vocal doc not to talk at all between shows and they’re giving me a white board to communicate with, could prove interesting.”