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Kit Harrington once used 'death' in GoT season 6 to get out of a speeding ticket

Kit Harrington once used 'death' in GoT season 6 to get out of a speeding ticket

He was sworn to secrecy, but the officer gave him an out from his speeding ticket.

Warning: This article contains Game of Thrones spoilers

Parking tickets are a common problem, but it turns out that if you're Kit Harington, on at least one occasion Game of Thrones will come to the rescue.

The actor, now 35, once revealed that his famous 'death' scene at the end of season five actually got him out of a ticket in an interview at the time.

Now, in case your memory needs refreshing, it was one of the show's most nail-biting cliffhangers, and after John Snow appeared to die, fans had to wait a whole year to find out if he was really gone.

While the actor shared the top-secret news that he had survived with only a select few - namely, his parents and girlfriend - a parking ticket officer managed to get the information out of him too.

He made the revelation during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon back in 2016, where he explained how he was once pulled over for 'being a bit naughty and going over the speed limit.'

The actor was then given two options that would not have been presented to anyone else in his situation.

Jon Snow's fate got Kit Harrington out of a speeding ticket.
HBO/Game of Thrones

He could either go with the officer to the station and get a speeding ticket, or he could reveal whether or not Jon Snow lives in Game of Thrones.

He chose the latter, of course.

"I have to tell you, whether I take you into the police station depends on what your answer is," he remembered the officer saying.

The actor then swiftly replied: "I'm alive next season."

Hilariously, the officer, who was clearly a big fan of the show, went on to say: "On your way Lord Commander. Keep the speed down this far south of the Wall."

Elsewhere in the interview, the actor opened up about how hard it was to keep the secret as he was told keep it to himself and could not even inform his parents.

But he couldn't help himself and admitted 'a few people knew quite quickly.'

Harrington had a pretty huge secret to keep to himself.
REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

Thankfully, the only member of the public who found out was the police officer, and the actor even kept it a secret from his fellow Game of Thrones cast mates - despite his character's importance in the show.

But while Game of Thrones might be over, fans are now getting to enjoy its long-awaited prequel, House of the Dragon, which is already proving to be a hit.

The show, which is set 170 years before the events of Game of Thrones, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 84 percent from audiences.

Featured Image Credit: HBO UPI/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, Game of Thrones