Has Giles Coren given a vital clue away? (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)
Warning: spoilers ahead for the series six finale of Line of Duty.
Giles Coren has seemingly confirmed that Line of Duty series seven could be on the way after reportedly sharing a now-deleted tweet about someone being cast in the crime drama.
Following the series six finale of the BBC show on Sunday evening, fans have been speculating whether more episodes will be released in future or if the latest instalment – which saw mysterious bent copper ‘H’ be unmasked – will be the last.
While a seventh season hasn’t been announced as of yet by the BBC, World Productions or creator Jed Mercurio, it appears TV presenter Giles might have let slip a crucial piece of information.
The journalist reportedly shared a tweet concerning casting for a seventh series of Line of Duty, saying that he knows someone who was involved.
According to The Mirror, Giles’ now-deleted tweet read: ‘A friend of mine was cast in series 7 last week. There’s no secret.’
Ian Buckells was revealed to be bent copper ‘H’ in series six finale (Picture: BBC/World Productions)
However, no further details were given, so just like the identity of ‘The Fourth Man’ right up until the series six finale, the truth currently remains a mystery!
While another series hasn’t yet been set in stone, Line of Duty star Nigel Boyle has said he’d be keen for it to go ahead.
During an appearance on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes, Nigel, who plays Ian Buckells – aka ‘H’ – in the drama, said he and his co-stars are eager to return.
‘Don’t forget, we’re all fans of the show as well,’ the actor said. ‘Of course, we want another one.’
Speaking ahead of the launch of series six, Adrian Dunbar, who plays AC-12 boss Superintendent Ted Hastings, explained that the stars of the show believe another series is necessary for the narrative.
‘It was very tricky and I think Vicky [McClure] said something which I would absolutely roll in behind, which is that we can’t really stop now, we’ve got to do another series,’ he said.
Steve Arnott actor Martin Compston added: ‘I think Jed always took each series one by one because he wants to judge the reaction of the audience. Right now, it could end and we could come back.
‘But as I think we’ve alluded to before, just on a personal level, it would be a shame to end it this way. We’ve said it’s such a sociable job and us all hanging out together has become such a big aspect, we’re such close friends, and I’ll include Jed in that.’
According to RadioTimes.com, it’s believed that the rumours regarding supposed casting for series seven are false.
Line of Duty is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.