• Game of Thrones creators reveal reason Queen didn't sit on Iron Throne

    When the Queen made a highly-anticipated visit to the set of Game of Thrones last June, fans of the hit fantasy show were hoping for a very unique photo op – the British monarch taking a seat on the famous Iron Throne. The moment never came, and now the show's creators have revealed why they think that was. "Apparently the Queen of England is not allowed to sit on a foreign thrones," David Benioff and Dan Weiss explained this week during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Myers. "This is an esoteric rule we didn’t know about until that

  • Hugh Bonneville admits filming Downton Abbey's final season will be an 'extraordinary experience'

    Hit ITV drama Downton Abbey has won Emmys, BAFTAs, and a Golden Globe - so the news that the period show will end after season six devastated fans of the show. Now, Lord Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, has opened up on the news, revealing that filming of the last season is "going to be quite an extraordinary experience". Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Hugh admitted that he was "amazed" that the show lasted beyond season one in 2010. "Those who follow the show might remember at the end of series one, there was a slightly odd feeling because some

  • Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor after eight 'wonderful' years

    After eight "wonderful" years Dermot O'Leary has confirmed that he will no longer host the Saturday night talent contest The X Factor. The news will come as a shock to fans of the presenter, as only two months ago Dermot admitted that he would "love" to do a ninth season. "Good afternoon. After eight wonderful years on @TheXFactor it's time for me to move on", the 41-year-old tweeted on Friday afternoon. He added: "I'd like to thank ITV, Simon, The X Factor family and particularly the viewers, all of whom have been a big part of my life for