Well this is a bizarre yet welcome news story if we ever heard one. Ed Sheeran has gone and got himself a role on Aussie soap Home and Away and below are the pics to prove it.

The singer has landed his first ever acting gig on the soap and is set to appear later his year as himself. Sheeran is currently on tour in Australia and is clearly making the most of his time there.

The star was spotted on the Home and Away set on Sydney's Palm Beach with actress Emily Symons who plays Marilyn Chambers, and the show posted a snap of the singer to their Instagram.

Sheeran told Australian website news.com.au "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 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."

Although not sure how he will act given that he is not supposed to speak at the moment...