WATCH: Ed Sheeran makes a cameo appearance in a very popular boyband’s music video

That was unexpected!

Ed Sheeran in Boyzone video

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Pop star Ed Sheeran might be in the middle of his world tour at the moment, but he has also managed to find time to make a cameo appearance in the brand new music video for Boyzone. Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham have just dropped the video for their new single 'Because', which features the band dressed in striking white suits, before cutting to the group singing along to their own song karaoke-style. The video then shows 'members of the public' singing along, including one very special person - Ed Sheeran!

Whilst it might seem like an unusual choice to have Ed popping up in the middle of their music video, the pop star actually co-wrote Boyzone's new song, 'Because', along with Ronan and songwriters John Shanks and Amy Wadge.

'Because' is the first single from Boyzone's final album, 'Thank You & Goodnight', which features songs co-written by Sam Smith, Gary Barlow and of course Ed Sheeran.

As a group Boyzone formed in 1993, and shot to fame with their single 'Love Me For A Reason' back in 1994. Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, and Shane Lynch then went on to have a number of top 10 hits in the UK as well as several Number 1 albums.

Sadly back in 2009 Stephen Gately passed away at the age of 33 from an undiagnosed heart condition, at his home in Majorca. In 2016 Ronan Keating paid tribute to his former group mate on Instagram saying, 'Hey Steo. "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart." -- Zeus (Disney's Hercules) #ShootingStar. Miss ya Bro'.

Along with the 'Thank You & Goodnight' album, which will be released on Friday 16th November 2018, the group are also going on tour next year. Their 'Thank You & Goodnight' tour will see them performing at venues across the UK and Ireland.

You can buy tickets now to see Boyzone on tour from


Belfast SSE Arena - 23rd

Dublin 3Arena - 24th

Glasgow SSE Hydro - 26th

Liverpool Echo Arena - 27th

Nottingham Motorpoint Arena - 29th

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena - 30th


Leeds First Direct Arena - 1st

Manchester Arena - 2nd

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena - 4th

Brighton Centre - 5th

London The O2 - 7th

Birmingham Genting Arena - 8th

Bournemouth International Centre - 9th

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