Line of Duty fans can't believe DS Arnott is Scottish

Ian Sandwell
Photo credit: World Productions/ BBC / Aidan Monaghan

From Digital Spy

Move over Balaclava Man, Line of Duty fans have been shocked by a whole new discovery.

Martin Compston has been making the interview rounds to promote the BBC cop drama's brilliant fourth series, appearing on The Nightly Show yesterday (April 20) and Lorraine this morning, taking viewers by surprise with his real-life accent.

Compston even joked on today's Lorraine that people will now be "accent detectives" after viewers were surprised to learn he is actually Scottish, even calling it the "biggest twist" in Line of Duty.

"DS Steve Arnott is actually Scottish. Just mind blowing," one wrote on Twitter, with another adding: "Steve Arnott is Scottish what the hell is going on?!?!?"

Arnott wasn't doing much talking in the latest episode of Line of Duty as he recovered from the shock attack on him the week before by the Balaclava Man that left him hospitalised.

Photo credit: BBC

With only two episodes left, we're still no closer to finding out who Balaclava Man is, but Lee Ingleby – who plays Nick Huntley – has been teasing that maybe Nick's marriage to Roz (Thandie Newton) holds the key.

"There are more lies that have been lying hidden between the two of them. There are so many twists and turns and it really takes you by surprise," he explained.

Photo credit: World Productions/ BBC / Aidan Monaghan

"They have a strange relationship, but Roz took a back-step in her career so that he could go forward in his, but it didn't work for him so she has always felt resentment and is quite controlling."

Line of Duty continues on Sunday (April 23) at 9pm on BBC One.

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