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​Kit Harington Reveals He Nearly Lost A Testicle While Filming Game Of Thrones

​Kit Harington Reveals He Nearly Lost A Testicle While Filming Game Of Thrones

The giant mechanical bull that Harington used to film the now-famous dragon sequence was more feisty than he first thought

You'd imagine filming Game of Thrones would involve some fairly high-octane action - especially given that the final season is promising to be bigger and better than any other.

But while many of the other actors were probably nursing scrapes, bruises and other battle scars, Kit Harington has revealed he almost lost something pretty important: his testicle.


In Game Revealed, a behind-the-scenes video released by HBO, the actor explained what it had been like filming the now-famous dragon sequence, which sees him take to the skies on one of Daenerys' magnificent but terrifying beasts.

Now, it may come as a surprise, but dragons don't exist in our world - meaning Harington had to make do with a whole load of computer-generated effects and a giant mechanical bull.

"Buck work is not easy," the 32-year-old said.

"I think what sums up the buck for me was there was a bit where Jon almost falls off.

"The dragon swings around really violently, like this, and my right ball got trapped, and I didn't have time to say 'Stop!' and I was being swung around.

"In my head, I thought, 'This is how it ends, on this buck, swinging me around by testicles, literally.'"

Giggling to the camera, he added: "Sorry. Probably too much information."

Kit Harington sharing a little too much information about filming Game of Thrones.

Thankfully, Harington's close call with the mechanical bull paid off, as fans of the show were absolutely bloody delighted to see Jon Snow finally ride a dragon.

One tweeted: "Jon Snow and Dany riding dragons together is the cutest shit I've seen on tv."

Someone else wrote: "Another added: "Just survived the morning without any spoilers and was able to watch. #GameofThrones The scene in which Jon snow riding dragon is lit."


After Jon and Dany had their romantic dragon ride (just like Aladdin, but with extra fire), the two enjoyed a nice old snog while the dragons watched on - a moment many fans found hilarious.

Let us know what you made of the whole thing - head on over to Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook to join the conversation.

Game of Thrones will air on Sky Atlantic at 2am each Monday morning and again at 9pm GMT the following evening.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Jon Snow, Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Kit Harington, Game of Thrones