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    Posted on Mar 3, 2016

    This "Game Of Thrones" Actor Just Hinted That One Of Your Favourite Characters Is Making A Return

    Spoiler warning for anyone who doesn't want to know what MIGHT happen in Season 6.

    At the end of last year, we told you that English actor Ian McShane had been cast in the next season of Game of Thrones.

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    His role was unknown, but when appearing this morning on BBC Breakfast he gave away some clues about who he'd be playing and what his character would be getting up to.

    He didn't say much, but what he did say could have huge ramifications on the show:

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    And if that didn't mean much to you, maybe this will:

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    Though your first instinct might be to think about a certain Lord Commander of the Night's Watch who is currently lying in a rather large pool of his own blood at Castle Black, book readers will be aware that McShane probably isn't talking about Jon Snow. So who? Well, not that we want to get your hopes up, but it looks like...

    THE HOUND IS BACK!!!

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    That's right. There's a popular (though, as yet, unconfirmed) theory among book readers that rather than dying on the cliff face on which we last saw him, Sandor Clegane was instead found and nursed back to health by a man called the Elder Brother.

    The Elder Brother was a knight who fought for House Targaryen during Robert's Rebellion before spending 10 years in silence on the Quiet Isle – so that certainly seems to fit with McShane's description of his character.

    The evidence for this theory – known as the Gravedigger theory – can be examined in much more detail in this video:

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    And you can see Ian McShane's full explanation of his role below:

    View this video on YouTube

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    But for now...

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