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Ed Sheeran has deleted his Twitter account hours after Game of Thrones cameo

Having mentioned that he was sick of seeing the world "through a screen" and wanted to take some time away from social media, Ed Sheeran has actually deleted his @EdSheeran Twitter account.

The move comes just hours after he was lambasted for his cameo appearance in the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7, which many said was poorly acted (despite being given just a few lines) and completely unnecessary.

This isn't the last time you'll see Sheeran in a TV programme though - he's also revealed that he's due to play a character called Brendan in a musical-themed episode of The Simpsons. "This year continues to be equally surreal and amazing," Sheeran posted on Instagram. "Watch out for this one, me and Lisa have a whole thing going on." The Simpson's episode is due to be broadcast this October.

Watch Sheeran's appearance in GoT below.