Game Of Thrones fans hiding out as spoilers flood Twitter


Game Of Thrones has returned, but fans who won't see it until tonight are in a panic about seeing spoilers.

The opening episode aired simultaneously in the US and UK, but UK viewers who couldn't keep their eyes open until the early hours are going to all sorts of lengths to make sure they don't hear what happened ahead of the repeat this evening.

Some have posted warnings on Twitter to anyone who dares to spoil the fun.

Others have created some rather hilarious videos and pictures of people dodging plot details.

Social media is likely to be a quieter place today as many viewers are opting to stay logged off until they've had the chance to catch up.

The new instalment shed further light on the future of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who was left for dead at the end of the last series.

There was more brutal violence as Ellaria Sand, played by Indira Varman, and the daughters of her dead lover Oberyn murdered Oberyn's brother Doran Martell and his son.

A scene from Game Of Thrones

But the most shocking moment came as the Red Woman, Melisandre, played by Carice van Houten, revealed her true self in an unexpected plot twist.

As she looked in a mirror and removed her necklace, the character is revealed to be a much, much older and wrinkled woman.

Elsewhere, newly blinded Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) is beaten with a stick as she begs in the streets, and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) reveals she she not only speaks fluent Dothraki but is a Khaleesi to ward off the unwanted sexual advances from her captor.

A scene from Game Of Thrones