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Does a Viral Video Really Show 'Game of Thrones' Actress Bella Ramsey Break-Dancing?

The English actress may have moves on the battlefield, but does she have moves on the dance floor?

Published May 7, 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Bella Ramsey attends The British Academy Children's Awards 2018 at The Roundhouse on November 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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A video shows television actress Bella Ramsey break-dancing.

In May 2019, a video went viral on social media that supposedly shows English actress Bella Ramsey, who plays the character of Lyanna Mormont on the HBO television show Game of Thrones, break-dancing.

One Facebook user shared the video, which has amassed more than 175,000 views, with the caption: "Bella Ramsey aka Lady Mormont breaking it down. This is what the afterlife looks like, after all that damn giants milk ?":

The dancer in this video is not Ramsey.

Shortly after the video went viral, Ramsey responded to the rumors, joking that it must be her long-lost twin dancing in the video: "I wish that was me but it is in fact my long lost twin. She’s pretty damn cool."

In reality, the video shows a dancer named Лиза Петрикова (Liza Petrikova) who originally shared this video to her Instagram page in February 2019. Although we couldn't find much information about Petrikova, she apparently dances with the "UnReal Crew," and in April 2019 she took first place at a competition, winning a trip to Yalta, Ukraine.  

Here's another video of Bella Ramsey Liza Petrikova dancing:

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На трене @unrealdance21

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Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.