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Back in sea­son two, Game Of Thrones was al­ready a huge hit and Al­fie Allen (right) was handed a script in which his char­ac­ter Theon Greyjoy was fi­nally killed off af­ter fre­quent near misses.

“To be hon­est I was gen­uinely pleased and I thought, ‘Wow, that was a great way to go’,” Allen says, re­veal­ing he was to be stabbed in the heart by Bran Stark.

Other lead char­ac­ters had al­ready been killed off and their un­ex­pected demise has been a hall­mark of the show that has melped make it such a hit with view­ers.

But the script turned out to sim­ply be a joke by writ­ers David Be­nioff and Dan Weiss. Allen ex­plains that’s one thing keep­ing the fans so en­gaged – not even the ac­tors know what’s com­ing next.

Kit Har­ring­ton, who plays Jon Snow, was also given a fake script that had his pretty looks and long mane of hair burnt off, the pro­duc­ers jok­ing he was just too good look­ing to con­tinue in the pro­duc­tion.

He, too, con­tin­ues to live to fight an­other sea­son.

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