Ed Sheeran makes Home And Away soap debut


Singer Ed Sheeran has made his debut in Australian soap Home And Away.

Viewers see him walking on the beach talking to cast member Marilyn Chambers, played by Emily Symons.

Sheeran plays one of the children Chambers was nanny to when she lived in the UK.

"This is nice here, you've done well," Sheeran can be heard saying to Chambers. 

During the scene, Matt Page (played by Alec Snow), runs up to them and asks Sheeran if he'd do a song for the residents of Summer Bay.

"This might be totally uncool to ask, but is there any possibility you might be able to play a little something for anyone?" Page asks.

Sheeran says no at first, explaining he's just there to visit Chambers, but Page persuades him by saying: "The whole town has been through a bit and everyone could do with a pick-me-up."

Sheeran graced the stage in Angelo's bar and played his hit Thinking Out Loud. 

Talking about his role, Sheeran said: "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 would do that as well."

Snow 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 around him."

His performance was a hit with fans, with one tweeting: "Ed Sheeran is a natural soap actor. Everyone take note we have an actor in our midst as well as a talented singer. #EdSheeran #homeandaway."

Another wrote: "I love @homeandaway and I love @edsheeran This combination has brightened my day #homeandaway #edsheeran