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Game Of Thrones star Conleth Hill denies coffee cup blunder

Fans of the fantasy epic had poked fun at the show over the rogue container spotted during an episode in the final season.

Conleth Hill attending the Game of Thrones premiere (Liam McBurney/PA)
Conleth Hill attending the Game of Thrones premiere (Liam McBurney/PA)

By Sherna Noah, PA Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Game Of Thrones star Conleth Hill has denied being responsible for the show’s coffee cup controversy.

Viewers poked fun at the fantasy epic when a rogue container was spotted on a table during an episode in the final season earlier this year.

Emilia Clarke, 33, who played Daenerys Targaryen, later said co-star Hill, who portrayed master of spies Lord Varys, admitted being responsible.

But the actor, 54, told Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch: “I would need to have had Mr Man arms to leave a coffee cup there.

“I took a bullet for Emilia Clarke and she touted on me.”

He told the show: “You know, there’s no proof that I did it. So accuse away!”

And the actor quipped: “I’m just not making any comments until I have a lawyer … It definitely wasn’t product placement!”

Clarke, who was seen as a culprit, previously told Jimmy Fallon’s US talk show: “We had a party before the Emmys recently and Conleth, who plays Varys, who’s sitting next to me in that scene, he pulls me aside and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I have got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine’.”

The hugely popular fantasy epic finished its eight-season run in May but many fans were left disappointed, signing an online petition calling for a remake of the last episodes with “competent writers”.

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