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Line of Duty: Martin Compston expertly claps back at Twitter troll over SNP video

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Martin Compston hit back at a Twitter troll over his Scottish roots (Picture: BBC)

Line of Duty star Martin Compston clapped back at a Twitter troll who questioned his Scottish roots.

The actor, who played Steve Arnott in the BBC drama, appeared in a political video where he backed Nicola Sturgeon, urging fellow Scots to vote for the SNP in today’s election.

However, this confused one follower who took the opportunity to ask where in the country he’s staying in at the moment.

They penned: ‘Hi mate just saw your video for the SNP, quick question, what part of Scotland do you stay now?’

Having absolutely none of it, Martin quote-tweeted the message, sharing his exact location just in case we were all wondering.

‘Currently staying in Edinburgh where I’m working for next 4 months but I’ll get back to my place in Greenock on my days off Dan,’ he said.


‘Anything else I can help you with? My movements over the next week? My plans for the weekend?

‘It’s my birthday so I’ll be out if you need a heads up.’


Martin has been in the headlines this week thanks to the finale of Line of Duty series six, which aired on Sunday.

More than 12million people tuned in to watch the episode, which saw the elusive ‘H’ finally unveiled as the bumbling Ian Buckells, after years of AC-12 hunting for the ‘fourth man’.

The instalment has caused controversy and divided fans, who questioned certain decisions that were made by show creator Jed Mercurio.

One unimpressed viewer branded the programme a ‘cheap little show’ in a scathing review on Twitter.

The user, known as ‘Lorraine’, tweeted: ‘You should be ASHAMED. Using your cheap little show which built up everyone’s hopes in a time of CRISIS just to throw a dig at our GREAT Prime Minister without whom you wouldn’t be writing for the taxpayer.

‘Making a brain dead brummy the head honcho?? An absolute joke of ending.’

Jed didn’t agree with the criticism, firing back: ‘Lorraine is the result of what would happen if Jackie Laverty’s body parts were reassembled in the wrong order.’

Fans of the BBC crime drama will know that Jackie Laverty (played by Gina McKee) was a businesswoman who was killed and dismembered by an organised crime group in series one.

Jed’s remark caught the eye of ITV’s Lorraine Kelly, who jokingly assumed he was directing the remark at her.

Quoting one of character Ted Hastings’ (Adrian Dunbar) most iconic sayings, she added: ‘Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey @jed_mercurio – I thought you were talking about me!’

Credit: Original article published here.

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