Ed Sheeran's soap debut in 'Home and Away'
Published 25/08/2015 | 02:30
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.
Sheeran will play 'Teddy', one of the children who long-standing cast member Marilyn Chambers - played by Emily Symons - was nanny to when she lived in the UK. He visits Summer Bay and surprises everyone when he turns out to be chart-topping singer Sheeran, treating them to a special performance in The Diner.
Sheeran 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'd 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."