We FINALLY have confirmation that Joe Dempsie's Game of Thrones character Gendry is returning to Westeros.
The bastard blacksmith son of King Robert Baratheon inadvertently played a major role in series one. It was while researching Robert’s bloodline – and thus proving the Lannister kids were NOT the heirs to the Iron Throne – that Hand of The King John Arryn was murdered by his wife, Lysa.
And when Ned Stark discovered the secret of Gendry’s parentage he lost his head. Literally.
Gendry went on to have adventures with Arya Stark, before rowing his boat away from Dragonstone in the season three finale. Fans spent the next three series trying to figure out what had happened to him and whether he’d be back, so imagine how thrilled they must be to see the Skins star standing on the blue carpet at the season 7 premiere?
Dempsie, who’s keeping mum on the finer details of his return, told the LA Times that he’s been rather pleased with the reaction. "Very fortunately, from what I've seen it's been nothing but interest and excitement and some quite witty memes", he said.
We can’t wait to see what the last Baratheon standing gets up to. Could he be the potential ally Jon Snow is addressing in the season seven trailer?
The Baratheons and Starks do have a solid history of fighting side by side, after all…