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Game of Thrones solution for Spanish jobless

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Ten thousand Spaniards have applied to be extras on cult show Game of Thrones as it prepares to film its fifth season in southern Spain.

In less than 24 hours, production company Fresco Film Services said they had been inundated by 10,000 applications for extras, according to a report by The Guardian.

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Spain has one of Europe’s highest unemployment rates with 25 per cent of the country unemployed, so it’s no surprise that thousands of people have applied for a role on the show.

The casting is for extras, and are believed to be non-speaking roles.

The shoot is not expected to take place until October, with various locations around Seville proposed, including the Moorish palace Alcázar of Seville.

Previous seasons of the cult show have been filmed in locations like Iceland and Croatia, with the fifth series starting filming in Belfast this month.

Game of Thrones recently became network HBO’s most watched series in history, with 9.3 million people tuning in to the finale of season four.