Kit Harington has revealed that he thinks the ending of Game of Thrones will "divide opinion".

The eighth and final season of the hit HBO fantasy series kicks off on April 15th and runs until May 19th. It will be made up of six feature-length episodes.

Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the show, one of the leading characters in the show, said the finale will be "strong", but won't necessarily please everybody.

Speaking to Emmy magazine, the English actor said: "I think it will be strong. But you don't want to mess it up on the very last outing.

"I haven't watched a single series that has a following like Thrones does where everyone is satisfied with the ending. I don't think that it'll be any different with this. I think it will divide opinion."

"It was probably one of the darkest periods I have been through in my life. I think it must have had something to do with being a walking cliffhanger: I didn’t enjoy it."

Harington also admitted that he experienced anxiety when he first found fame on the show.

"I was enjoying it, but I was concerned, and I was worried, anxious," he said. "On a personal level as it went on, I stopped letting it have such an impact on me. Yes, I was in this big TV show and I was playing this character… but that’s not my life."

He added that the level of scrutiny he was under after Snow was killed in the season five finale was "disorientating".

"It was probably one of the darkest periods I have been through in my life," he said. "I think it must have had something to do with being a walking cliffhanger: I didn’t enjoy it.

"You want to be a lead, and then you get all the spotlight of the biggest show in the world onto you for a few months. It’s very disorientating, and weird, and unpleasant in many ways. That’s kind of where I went, ‘I need to separate me from the show a bit.’ "

Kit Harington says Game of Thrones fame was "disorientating"

Since wrapping filming on the hit show, the 32-year-old actor says he is looking forward to showing a lighter side.

"I have played possibly the unfunniest character ever to have graced television", he said.

"'I love comedy. But Jon Snow is not a joke person. It's quite nice to now subvert what people see you as, and show that you can be funny.

"In some ways comedy works even better if you're the overly serious guy in a ridiculous comedy; then it can be even funnier."

Harington married his former Thrones co-star Rose Leslie last June.

Game of Thrones returns for an eighth and final season on Monday, April 15th at 2am and 9.00pm on Sky Atlantic.