EVERYONE can breathe a sigh of relief as rumours Brexit could cause the end of the hit TV show Game of Thrones have been scotched by HBO.
Remain supporters were not having a good time of it yesterday after they woke up to the news Britain had voted to leave the European Union.
And their days got a lot worse when concerns were raised about what would happen to one of the world’s most popular programmes – as part of its funding has come from the European Regional Development Fund.
There were worries that because the GoT’s production base is in Northern Ireland they would no longer be able to have access to that money.
But, Digital Spy reports, HBO has not taken money from the fund for the last few seasons.
In a statement HBO said: “We do not anticipate that the result of the EU referendum will have any material effect on HBO producing Game of Thrones.”
Game Of Thrones is based in Belfast with filming in the Titanic Studios.
It also films on location across Northern Ireland including the North Coast, Tollymore Forest Park, Castle Ward and the banks of the Quoile in Downpatrick.
The GoT season six finale is on tomorrow at 9pm on HBO in the States and then 2am on Monday on Sky Atlantic, with a repeat showing at 10pm.
The death of GoT before the final two seasons have been filmed is just one rumour that has caused the internet to go into meltdown after Brexit.
Yesterday Twitter users went into a frenzy that the Leave vote would mean Nando’s would be closing its doors and no longer serving its Peri Peri chicken in the UK.
It came after a blog post warning anyone who loves having a cheeky Nando’s that those days might be short-lived.
The article claimed: “Panic has set in across Britain after the popular Portuguese restaurant chain announced it will close every restaurant with immediate effect Friday morning if Britain votes to leave the EU”.
Despairing diners were very upset about the “news”
On its Twitter page Nando’s confirmed it is a South African food chain, and not actually Portuguese.
A spokesperson added: “No need to worry, Nando’s is here to stay. There is no truth in any rumours suggesting otherwise.”
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