Line of Duty latest – Stars to get matching AC-12 TATTOOS – including Ted Hastings' Adrian Dunbar – as 12m watch finale

Line of Duty latest – Stars to get matching AC-12 TATTOOS – including Ted Hastings' Adrian Dunbar – as 12m watch finale

LINE of Duty's top stars -including Ted Hastings actor Adrian Dunbar have all vowed to get matching AC-12 tattoos.

Martin Compston, who plays Steve Arnott, Kate Fleming actress Vicky McClure, 37, writer Jed Mercurio and Dunbar all agreed to the pact after the finale of season six on Sunday.

Compston revealed on social media that the actors and series creator Mercurio had made a pact to get "AC12million" tattoos should viewer numbers reach the milestone.

"Myself, Vicky, Adrian and Jed made an agreement in the inconceivable and ridiculous scenario we ever got twelve million viewers we would get 'AC12million' tattoos. We'll see who's good to their word…"

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  • Patrick Knox

    LINE OF DUTY SEASON 7?

    Line Of Duty actor Tommy Jessop and his mum Jane have hinted there WILL be.

    The pair chatted to a Good Morning Britain’s Sean Fletcher and Kate Garraway today and admitted there is still more to be revealed on the hit BBC cop drama.

    Tommy – who played murder suspect Terry Boyle – said writer Jed Mercurio kept his cards close to his chest until the very end.

    But his mum revealed: “Obviously we had lots of theories and ideas.

    “But do we even know everything now? I’m confused…”

  • Patrick Knox

    WHO IS LINE OF DUTY’S DS CHRIS LOMAX?

    DS Chris Lomax was part of the team investigating Operation Lighthouse in Line Of Duty.

    He was in the police convoy that got diverted due to the armed robbery on a bookies in episode one.

    He also headed up the forensic investigation into the OCG workshop were firearms were being held.

    Some viewers thought Lomax was a double agent after he was seen speaking to a crime scene investigator on the estate.

    As Steve Arnott and Kate Fleming headed towards him, he said to the person in the white overalls: "Meet you in the Red Lion at 8pm."

    king to a crime scene investigator on an industrial estate.

    DS Chris Lomax was part of the team investigating Operation Lighthouse
  • Patrick Knox

    PACT WITH CO-STARS TO GET AC-12 TATTOOS

    Line of Duty's Martin Compston has revealed he made a pact with his co-stars to get matching AC-12 tattoos ahead of the series finale's ratings success.

    Martin, who plays heartthrob DI Steve Arnott in the cop drama, revealed the tattoo promise on Twitter this afternoon.

    He finished a tribute to the show and its fans by writing: "Finally myself, Vicky, Adrian and Jed made an agreement in the inconceivable and ridiculous scenario we ever got twelve million viewers we would get 'AC12 million' tattoos. We'll see who's good to their word……"

    AC-12 is the name of the anti-corruption unit the trio work for in the programme

  • Patrick Knox

    WHO IS H, REALLY?

    Fans are unconvinced Ian Buckells is actually H and have pointed to his smirk in the final scenes as proof.

    The hapless detective was revealed as criminal mastermind H after his dodgy spelling implicated him in a series of corrupt and violent crimes.

    One viewer to write on Twitter: “I don’t think this is the last series. That smirk of Buckells at the end! And we don’t even know how Ted, Kate and Steve are going to continue with their lives. I don’t think Bucklles is H. And I still don’t believe that Carl Banks killed Gail Vella.”

    Another posted: “Someone’s pulling the strings and this whole thing is much bigger than Buckells – the smirk on his face in the final shot shows it !!!”

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  • Patrick Knox

    TOO MANY ANCRONYMS

    Are you confusing your AC-12’s from your AMIP? Are there too many BIP and not sure what blue-on-blue means?

    Line Of Duty is famous for its acronyms, but that does mean it can be hard to understand what’s going on.

    The Sun has decoded all of them just in case you’re also struggling.

  • Patrick Knox

    NAIL-BITING FINALE 

    There was no huge conspiracy to control the police – there was just one over-promoted, under-talented and incredibly greedy man – Ian Buckells

    He used his police knowledge and dodgy connections to link up all the other corrupt officers – and make millions doing so.

    While living in his normal semi-detached with his family, Buckells was a bungling detective inspector.

    But when he was acting as H he was living it up in a three million pound mansion – and ordering hits on his enemies.

    His cover was so secure that even the officers he controlled didn't know who he was – which is why Jo Davidson framed him.

  • Patrick Knox

    IN OTHER NEWS…

    Did anyone else know that DCI Steve Arnott was actually Scottish?

    Fans were obsessed with his dreamy accent on Jonathan Ross last night.

    The hot cop is played by Martin Compson.

    And before you ask, he’s off the market with a super hot wife.

    Ahh well.

  • Patrick Knox

    LINE OF DUTY FANS CONVINCED THEY’VE FOUND ‘PROOF’ OF SEASON 7

    Its dedicated fanbase have drawn on James Nesbitt's "pointless" cameo as proof a seventh season is in the making.

    Question marks remain over whether Jed Mercurio's hit BBC drama will continue, with many viewers left disappointed over what they believed to be a lacklustre series six finale.

    James, 56, joined the Line Of Duty series as dodgy detective Marcus Thurwell, a senior investigating officer who was briefly mentioned in series three.He was involved in two cases that were being probed by Gail Vella, the TV journalist whose assassination was the mystery at the heart of the sixth series.

  • Patrick Knox

    ARNOTT’S APOLOGY

    Martin Compston, who plays Steve Arnott in the series, has apologised to any fans who were unhappy with the ending on Sunday night.

    In a post on social media he said: “‘Hey folks now the madness is slightly dying down, just want to thank everybody who reached out about last night and the series as a whole, we’ve truly been blown away by the reaction and love for the show we’re proud of it.

    “Fully understand it wasn’t the ‘urgent exit’ type ending some anticipated but we appreciate you sticking with us.

    "Felt many emotions from excitement and anxiety at the hype to relief that it’s over. Now I just feel immense pride our show that started on Wednesdays on BBC2 has just smashed every overnight drama record since they began.”

  • Patrick Knox

    LONG SECRET

    If you’ve ever had trouble keeping a present secret from your loved ones, spare a thought for Nigel Boyle who kept H’s identity a secret for a YEAR.

    Ian Buckells – played by Boyle – was revealed to be mastermind H in the finale last night.

    He also got a warning from show creator Jed Mercurio that he was going to play a big part in the next big plot twist…

  • Patrick Knox

    MORE HOPE FOR SERIES 7

    It is odds-on with Ladbrokes to make a sensational seventh series.

    The bookies just made it 4/5 that Jed Mercurio gets Ted Hastings, Kate Fleming and Steve Arnott back together for series 7.

    Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Although fans may be a little underwhelmed by the final episode on Sunday evening, the betting suggests it’s not the end of the road and Jed Mercurio will be back with another instalment of Line of Duty.”

  • Patrick Knox

    DUTY BOUND

    BBC chiefs want Line of Duty writer Jed Mercurio to pen a seventh series of the TV sensation.

    The Sun has revealed how Beeb bosses have launched fresh talks with the show’s creators after the sixth season ended with bungling bent copper Det Supt Ian Buckells being revealed as arch-villain H.

    They now want a further series from Jed, 54.

  • Patrick Knox

    RECORD BREAKER

    The figures are out and the Line Of Duty finale landed a record 12.8 million viewers – making it the most watched drama episode since records began.

    The incredible finale managed to rack in 56.2% of the UK’s TV audience on Sunday night, according to overnight figures.

    This is the most watched episode of any drama since records began in 2002, according to the BBC.

  • Patrick Knox

    MIXING WITH MADONNA

    DCI Kate Fleming had quite a colourful history before she signed up to the biggest crime drama on TV.

    Vicky McClure only used to hang out with the queen of pop Madge herself.

    She even flew on her private jet when she starred in Madonna’s 2008 film Filth and Wisdom.

  • Patrick Knox

    WILL THERE BE MORE?

    The finale left 11million fans’ heads scratching – but the show’s creator is being coy about if there’s going to be more.

    Show creator Jed Mercurio, along with stars Vicky McClure and Martin Compston, seemed to hint it was all over.

    Hours before the hotly-anticipated final episode McClure, 37, tweeted: “Please excuse the slightly over emotional post but it’s been quite a surreal time! Now . . . Let’s wrap this up.”

    Mercurio, 55, added: “Working with Vicky McClure, Martin Compston (and) Adrian Dunbar has been the highlight of my career. Thanks to the rest of the cast, our brilliant crews and the production team for six incredible seasons.”

  • John Hall

    THAT'S WHERE HE'S FROM

    Line Of Duty fans have been scratching their heads as they recognise actor Perry Fitzpatrick (DS Chris Lomax) but are unsure of where.

    The actor has appeared in a number of well known shows including Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey and drama I Am alongside his Line of Duty co-star Vicky McClure.

    But it seems it was his role as Flip in the This Is England miniseries that most viewers remembered.

    Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Lomax in #LineofDuty played this legend in This Is England… a fine actor is Perry Fitzpatrick."

  • John Hall

    SPELLING TEST

    It appears Ian Buckells would've remained criminal mastermind H if only he learnt how to spell "definitely" properly.

    It also appears that this is one of the words taught to Year 5/6 pupils, according to a school teacher.

    Jon Biddle said on Twitter: "Basically, if Buckells had put a little bit more effort into learning the words on the Year 5/6 spelling list, he'd never have been caught and would now be enjoying the proceeds of his life of crime. That's next week's assembly message sorted. #LineofDuty"

  • John Hall

    'BUTCHERED'

    Good Morning Britain's Alex Beresford has taken a brutal swipe at the season 6 finale claiming it had been "butchered".

    He wrote online: "Mother of God Jo!!

    "All the evidence suggests the finale was ‘definately’ butchered!

    "Admit it…."

    The GMB star also shared a meme of Detective Superintendent Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) delivering her line: "No comment."

  • John Hall

    MORE HOPE FOR SERIES 7

    LINE OF DUTY is odds-on with Ladbrokes to make a sensational seventh series.

    The bookies just made it 4/5 that Jed Mercurio gets Ted Hastings, Kate Fleming and Steve Arnott back together for series 7.

    Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "Although fans may be a little underwhelmed by the final episode on Sunday evening, the betting suggests it's not the end of the road and Jed Mercurio will be back with another instalment of Line of Duty."

  • John Hall

    LINE OF DUTY SEASON 7?

    Line Of Duty actor Tommy Jessop and his mum Jane have hinted there WILL be.

    The pair chatted to a Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher and Kate Garraway today and admitted there is still more to be revealed on the hit BBC cop drama.

    Tommy – who played murder suspect Terry Boyle – said writer Jed Mercurio kept his cards close to his chest until the very end.

    But his mum revealed: "Obviously we had lots of theories and ideas.

    "But do we even know everything now? I'm confused…"

  • John Hall

    UNSUNG HERO

    While the AC-12 did finally catch criminal mastermind H, there is a real hero in the division – and fans want justice.

    Chloe Bishop was instrumental in uncovering the identity of H as Ian Buckells.

    But fans want recognition for her, with one person saying: "Chloe watching on as the team go off to the pub to celebrate when it was all her work that did it. Mate."

  • John Hall

    CLUES CLUES CLUES

    The show's biggest plot twist was resolved last night, but did it make sense?

    There were multiple clues linking H to the bungling bent copper Ian Buckells.

    From golf clubs to a link to Ryan Pilkington, it appeared the answer was in front of our faces all along…

  • John Hall

    BUCKING TRENDS 

    Line of Duty star Nigel Boyle has defended the series six finale after fans labelled it a "disappointment".

    The DSU Ian Buckells star told BBC Breakfast: "The fans have been brilliant, so many people have invested so much.

    "There’s always going to be some element of disappointment. You can’t have every series with a big shoot out and ‘urgent exit required’. Sometimes a subtler message is more important."

  • John Hall

    TOO MANY ANCRONYMS

    Are you confusing your AC-12's from your AMIP? Are there too many BIP and not sure what blue-on-blue means?

    Line Of Duty is famous for its acronyms, but that does mean it can be hard to understand what's going on.

    The Sun has decoded all of them just in case you're also struggling.

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