Ed Sheeran is to star in the long-running Australian soap opera Home and Away.
As reported by The Daily Mail, the singer 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.”
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The ‘Sing’ performer, who is currently touring Australia, recently brokered a deal with Warner Music Group to create a label to launch new acts.
“I’ve set up my first record label, it’s called Gingerbread and [British singer-songwriter] Jamie Lawson is my first signing,” he told Nova FM. “I wanted Australia to be the launch pad because Australia is a country that I feel would really really dig Jamie.”