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Ed Sheeran set for cameo in Aussie soap Home And Away

By Albertina Lloyd

Singer Ed Sheeran is making a cameo appearance in Home And Away.

The Make It Rain singer enjoyed the Australian sunshine on the Palm Beach set of the Channel 5 soap as he filmed a scene with Emily Symons, who plays much-loved character Marilyn Chambers.

Sheeran - who is currently on tour Down Under - will appear as himself in the soap, in an episode to air later this year, but details of the storyline that brings him to Summer Bay are being kept under wraps.

The 24-year-old British singer 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. 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 does have a previous connection to the show, as he hired actress Isabel Lucas - who played Tasha Andrews in Home And Away for three years until 2006 - to play Cupid in the music video for his single Give Me Love.

He is the only international celebrity to appear on Home And Away.

Rival Aussie soap Neighbours has had a number of pop stars cameo over the years, including Lily Allen, The Pet Shop Boys, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Paula Abdul.

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