Conleth Hill has denied responsibility for the Game Of Thrones coffee cup controversy.

Viewers poked fun at the fantasy epic when a rogue container was spotted on a table during an episode in the final season earlier this year.

Emilia Clarke - who played Daenerys Targaryen - later said that co-star Hill, who portrayed master of spies Lord Varys, admitted being responsible.

Clarke, who was initially considered the culprit, previously told Jimmy Fallon's US talk show: "We had a party before the Emmys recently and Conleth, who plays Varys, who's sitting next to me in that scene, he pulls me aside and he's like, 'Emilia, I have got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine'."

Conleth Hill

But the 54-year-old told Channel 4's Sunday Brunch: "I would need to have had Mr Man arms to leave a coffee cup there. I took a bullet for Emilia Clarke and she touted on me."

He added: "You know, there's no proof that I did it. So accuse away!"

"I'm just not making any comments until I have a lawyer . . . It definitely wasn't product placement!"