Will Gregory trade being a boy in blue for some blue suede shoes? (Picture: BBC)
Line Of Duty villain Ryan Pilkington has been causing AC-12 and the Murder Investigation Team havoc on series 6 – but could he trade in being a bobby in blue for some Blue Suede Shoes on Strictly Come Dancing?
Actor Gregory Piper has reportedly become one of the most sought-after stars for this year’s dancing competition, thanks to his star turn as the twisted OCG member.
If true, now it’s just a case of persuading the 23-year-old.
‘The pinnacle for Strictly bookers is someone well known but also someone who is on the BBC, and Gregory ticks both of those boxes,’ a source told The Sun.
However, they added that ‘because he’s a newcomer’ to the industry, he may be hesitant to participate on a reality show so soon.
They added: ‘Producers are certainly keen and his name has been bandied around a lot as a dream signing.’
Ryan has been wreaking havoc in the Murder Investigation Team (Picture: BBC/World Productions/Steffan Hill)
BBC declined to comment when approached for comment by Metro.co.uk.
The new reports come after one hell of a cliff-hanger ending to Sunday’s episode of Line Of Duty, with Ryan’s life hanging in the balance.
Left in a deadly shootout with Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), two gunshots were heard as the screen went to black.
Gregory is having a ball playing the twisted Ryan (Picture: ITV)
Now we’re left waiting to see who survives and who doesn’t make it.
Gregory has been playing Ryan since series one, with the character starting off as a small role, with the OCG using him to run drugs around the estate.
However, as time has gone on, his position within the organised crime group has been elevated, and by series six he’s become one of the major players of the show.
Murdering two police officers already, including John Corbett in season five, has he added another name to his kill list?
Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.