Friday 9 December 2016

Kit Harington revealed Jon Snow's fate to a police officer to get out of a speeding ticket

Warning: Contains spoilers.

Published 14/05/2016 | 11:22

Actor Kit Harington during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon
Actor Kit Harington during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon
Rose Leslie and Kit Harington attend The Olivier Awards with Mastercard at The Royal Opera House on April 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Kit Harington Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on May 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
Kit Harington Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on May 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
Kit Harington plays a game of "Charades" during a taping of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on May 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in season six of Game of Thrones

*Warning: Contains spoilers. Do not read further if you have not seen Episode Two, Season Six of Game of Thrones.*

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It's the worst kept secret in tv cliffhanger history and while we all had our suspicions the season five finale wasn't the last we'd see of Jon Snow, actor Kit Harington gave one lucky fan the scoop of a lifetime.

The actor, who lied to his friends and family for more than a year about the fact that Jon Snow would be resurrected from the dead, said he revealed Snow's fate to avoid a speeding ticket.

While appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the British actor said: "I was driving to my parents house and driving too fast and this policeman pulls me over and he said: 'There's two ways we can do this - You can either follow me back to the police station and I book you in, or you can tell me whether you live on the next season.'"

"Whether I take you into the police station depends on what your answer is."

How did Harington respond?

"I looked at him and said, 'I’m alive next season.' And he says, 'On your way, Lord Commander.'”

The 29-year-old, who is dating former co-star Rose Leslie, said it "feels good to be alive" and finally speak about his character.

"When the writers told me, they said, 'You can’t tell anyone — you can’t tell you mom, your dad, your brother, your friends'. I told mom and dad right away — that’s mom and dad!"

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