WARNING TO SLOW POKES WHO HAVEN’T SEEN GOT EPISODE 1, SEASON 8: This article contains many a spoiler.

Game of Thrones is back, babey and we’re v. grateful to the cast and crew who put their blood, sweat, tears and testicles into the production of Season 8. Nope, I’m not kidding about that last one. It legit almost happened.

Kit Harington, the IRL Jon Snow, spilled some behind the scenes tea about the filming of the latest season and he recounted a wild story that almost resulted in the loss of a ball.

In one of the first scenes of last night’s episode, Jon Snow rides one of Daenerys Targaryen‘s dragons (like I wish I could ride him) and apparently it was no walk in the park.

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“Buck work is not easy. I think what sums up the buck for me was there was a bit where Jon almost falls off,” he said. “The dragon swings around really violently, like this, and my right ball got trapped, and I didn’t have time to say ‘Stop!’ And I was being swung around.”

“In my head, I thought, ‘This is how it ends, on this buck, swinging me around by testicles, literally. Sorry. Probably too much information.”

Not at all, my good fellow. I think you’ll find that when it comes to both behind the scenes tea and your private parts, it is NEVER too much information.

Anyway, catch the entire chat below and just try not to cringe into oblivion, lads: