Game of Thrones ending: Fans' anger at 'twitter leak' as millions prepare to tune in to TV epic

Olivia Tobin
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Emilia Clarke watched videos of Hitler for THAT Game of Thrones speech

Game of Thrones fans have expressed their anger as the eagerly anticipated finale could be ruined by spoilers circulating on social media.

Millions of viewers are preparing to find out who will sit on the Iron Throne in the last ever episode of the long-running series tonight.

The gritty series, based on the books by George RR Martin, is set to come to an end after eight seasons.

Ahead of the finale, social media has been flooded with fans sharing their nerves at how the popular series could end.

And some have even claimed they’ve seen spoilers in an apparent leak.

A text message is reportedly circulating online containing “several legitimate spoilers for last week’s show and an equal number of previews of the final”, Deadline reported.

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There are also reports of spoilers being leaked onto Reddit.

The sixth and final ever episode of the current series airs on Sunday night on HBO in America, with a double airing in the UK on Sky Atlantic: one at 2am on Monday morning to coincide with the US broadcast, and another at 9pm on the same night.

In the run-up to the ending, actress Emilia Clarke penned an emotional farewell to the series and its fans.

The actress, 32, shot to fame playing Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy television drama

She said the show had “shaped her as a woman, as an actor and as a human being.”

Sharing a series of photos of herself and the cast, she said on Instagram: "Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me.

"The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life.

"This woman has taken up the whole of my heart.

"I've sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice."

Clarke told her 23 million followers on the site: "Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being.

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"I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we've flown."

She thanked fans for their support of the show, which is based on the books by George RR Martin and started in 2011.

"But to you, dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we've made and what I've done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams," she said.

"Without you there is no us. And now our watch has ended.”

Many have shared their sadness at the series ending, with one fan writing on Twitter: “Not prepared for the finale tonight”.

Another person wrote: “I just know the Game of Thrones finale will be disappointing and I’m not ready.”