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He's called 'Teddy' - all the details on Ed Sheeran's Home and Away cameo

Published 24/08/2015 | 16:24

Ed Sheeran on set of Home and Away
Ed Sheeran on set of Home and Away
Ed Sheeran on the set for Home And Away where he is making a cameo appearance (Channel 5/PA)
Ed Sheeran on the set for Home And Away where he is making a cameo appearance (Channel 5/PA)

Ed Sheeran's foray into the world of acting is about to air on Home and Away in Australia.

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The singer revealed he would play a cameo role in the long-running soap earlier this year and now the name and backstory of his character have been revealed.

The 24 year old star will play 'Teddy', one of the children cared for by nanny Marilyn when she worked in the UK.

He visits the town of Summer Bay and surprises everyone when he reveals that 'Teddy' is the singer's childhood nickname and he gives them all a special performance.

"It’s an Australian institution. It’s always on in my local chip shop," he said to news.com.au.

"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."

It seems the chart-topping singer has caught the acting bug - he has also bagged a part on Kurt Sutter's new medieval drama, 'The Bastard Executioner'.  Suttle is the creator of cult motorcycle series Sons of Anarchy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ed will play an "ambitious and deadly protégé of a high-ranking church elder" named Sir Cormac.

The website adds that the red-haired singer landed the role as he was close friends with Sutter, as he's a big Sons of Anarchy fan.

Ed even recorded a version of Foy Vance's Make It Rain for the penultimate episode of the California-based drama.

He had hinted at a potential TV role earlier this year when he told The Sun about a "gruesome" project that was in the pipeline.

"It's gruesome and it's going to be fine because my friend wrote it. I feel like people would expect me to be in a romcom or something, so I wanted to be in something people don't expect me to."

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