According to www.news.com.au Ed Sheeran is the only international superstar to appear on Home and Away and the biggest musician since John Farnham in the late 1980s.

Sheeran does share a vicarious connection with the long-running serial drama having hired one of its former stars Isabel Lucas to appear in his Give Me Love video.

“It’s an Australian institution. It’s always on in my local chip shop,” he said.

“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 in 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.”

While he enjoyed his day on set, Sheeran isn’t using his soap cameos to make a bid for Hollywood.

Firstly, he believes his extensive tattoos would rule him out on most acting opportunities. And secondly, he is enjoying his musical success.

“This is as about as big as it gets as an artist, unless you get to Adele levels,” he said.

“With acting, I would have to start at the bottom again and I wouldn’t be comfortable being s … at something, I would have to learn.

“I’m playing myself so I don’t know if I have to do an Oscar-winning performance. I don’t think I’m a natural actor, I think I’m a natural me.”

Photo by Andrew Murray.