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Northern Ireland actor Conleth Hill to blame for Thrones cup gaffe: Clarke

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By Keiran Southern

Emilia Clarke has revealed that her Game Of Thrones co-star Conleth Hill admitted to being responsible for the infamous coffee cup controversy.

Eagle-eyed fans of HBO's lavishly produced fantasy epic poked fun at the show when a rogue container was spotted placed on a table during an episode in the final season earlier this year.

Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, was among those mentioned as a possible culprit because the cup was in front of her at the time.

Now the British actress has revealed that Ballycastle actor Hill, who portrayed master of spies Lord Varys, admitted to being responsible for the error during a pre-awards show party in September.

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's US talk show, she said: "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'.

"It was his! He said, 'I think it was. I am sorry, darling, I didn't want to say anything because it seemed the heat was very much on you'."

The cup was originally identified as being from Starbucks but later confirmed to be from a local coffee shop in Banbridge, Co Down.

It appeared during episode four of the show's final season.

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