Line of Duty stars laugh off fan theory as clue ‘never happened’ in BBC drama

Line of Duty is set to air its finale episode on Sunday and fans are desperate to find out who the mysterious "H" is.

Stars of the popular medical drama, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston, are set to appear on The Jonathan Ross Show this weekend and the pair laugh off a few fan theories during the show.

Presenter Jonathan will put some fan theories to them to see their reaction.

The host will ask the actors about a specific anagram code theory that fans are currently speculating.

It's been discussed that character Jimmy Lakewell previously gave a hint by saying "look beyond the race claim to find H".

Fans are convinced it's a major clue because, if you take the letters which make up "race claim" out of Carmichael, you are left with one letter – H.

However, during the ITV chat show, Martin laughs off the theory as he says: "Do you know what I love about that one?

"It's so spot on, but that line never got said… blew my mind. Jed [Mercurio] said, 'No, that line never happened.'"

Jonathan also asks them about another theory that Patricia Carmichael, played by Anna Maxwell, tapped her pen four times, which is morse code for "H".

Vicky says: "Hmm that’s very interesting, yeah. Very, very interesting…'" as she made sure not to give anything away.

Jonathan puts to them a theory that Ted Hastings is a ghost that only Kate and Steve can see.

Martin scoffs: "I think opposed to sixth sense, that one’s no sense."

When asked about a theory suggesting Ted could be Steve's father he laughs: "It's not Star Wars!"

Show creator Jed Mercurio has now dropped a "H" bombshell ahead of the final episode.

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During BBC podcast Obsessed with… Line of Duty, he hinted that the mystery criminal could be a member of AC-12 as he hinted "sometimes our heroes let us down".

Craig Parkinson, who hosts the podcast, said: "I've had sleepless nights. It's gone from poor Steve…

"Then, I was never worried about Kate until a couple of weeks ago, and now Ted is now the frontrunner.

"You know they'll have to be a national day of mourning if Ted Hastings carks it Jed."

Jed replied: "It's great people are so invested. One of the things that’s helped the series grow is the fact that people have become so affectionate and supportive towards the AC-12 regulars and it’s great that we're seeing that added on with Chloe's character as well.

"People root for AC-12. They root for AC-12 to stand up for standards and honesty and good practice.

"They want the bad guys caught and so the ax characters are kind of the audience’s proxy for that.

"So obviously they don’t want anything bad to happen."

The writer then dropped a huge bombshell as he added: "Unfortunately, in drama, just as in real life, sometimes our heroes let us down."

The Jonathan Ross Show, Saturday 1st May, 9.35PM on ITV and ITV hub.

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