Line of Duty stars Vicky McClure and Martin Compston admit series 7 is yet to be planned

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Vicky McClure and Martin Compston have admitted a new Line of Duty' series is yet to be 'planned' credit:Bang Showbiz
Vicky McClure and Martin Compston have admitted a new Line of Duty' series is yet to be 'planned' credit:Bang Showbiz

Vicky McClure and Martin Compston have admitted a new 'Line of Duty' series is yet to be "planned", despite them sparking speculation by going for a meal with creator Jed Mercurio this week.

Season six of the hit police drama aired on the BBC last year and since then there has been plenty of speculation about whether Martin Compston and Vicky McClure – who play DI Steve Arnott and DI Kate Fleming in ‘Line of Duty’ – will be back for another series, and the rumours were rife again this week when they were spotted out with co-star Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) and show creator Jed.

But Martin has now told ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’: “We are chuffed that people still want it to come back.

“It has been 10 years now and the fact that people still want to see the show is amazing.

“If there is still a story to be told, I am sure Jed will bring us back.”

Vicky addressed the dinner picture that sent fans into a frenzy, and admitted there is nothing "set in stone".

She said: “Nothing's planned as yet – we just went out for a nice meal. Nothing planned and set in stone.

“We always have a long break between series, so it's not really not normal compared to what we usually do.

“We adore working with each other. Jed’s writing is phenomenal. We’ve been working together for ten years now and the last series was incredible in terms of the response that we got. It was really quite tough to shoot because it was in COVID so it would be lovely to go back and not end that kind of way.”

Martin added: “For a sociable night out, it’s not a reason to recommission a series, but it’s such a sociable job in terms of the crew and all us hanging out.

“I think we were the first job back over COVID and we couldn’t see each other, hang out at night we couldn’t do anything - it wouldn’t be a great way to end it so - it’s not the way to recommission a job!”

Both Vicky and Martin took to Instagram on Wednesday (08.06.22) to share a picture of them dining outside a restaurant with both Adrian and Jed.

Vicky captioned hers “mates”, and Martin captioned his “talking tattoo designs”.

One fan wrote: "Literally zooms in immediately to see if that’s a menu or a plot outline!"

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