Giles Coren tweet sparks rumours the BBC is planning a 7th season of Line of ...

Bent coppers beware! Giles Coren tweet sparks rumours the BBC is planning a 7th season of Line of Duty after 13m tune in for hit show's finale Elusive master criminal 'H' was finally unmasked after a five-year wait last night BBC suggested yesterday another series of Line Of Duty could be on the way  TV presenter Giles Coren gave strong indication 7th series was being lined up  Claimed in tweet a friend was cast in the 7th series but was quickly deleted

By Eleanor Sharples Tv & Radio Reporter For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:00 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 22:03 BST, 3 May 2021

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It drew its highest ever audience on Sunday night as elusive master criminal ‘H’ was finally unmasked after a five-year wait.

And yesterday the BBC suggested another series of hit police drama Line of Duty could be on the way.

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It came as it emerged that three of the drama’s stars and series creator Jed Mercurio had agreed to get ‘AC12million’ tattoos to mark the record Line of Duty viewing figure of 12.8million for the series finale. Fans will recognise it as a nod to the show’s AC-12 unit, which hunts down corrupt officers.

Meanwhile, TV presenter Giles Coren gave a strong indication a seventh series was being lined up when he claimed in a tweet: ‘A friend of mine was cast in series 7 last week. There’s no secret’. However, the message was quickly deleted. Mercurio has not yet confirmed plans for a new series and even its stars are in the dark about its future.

The BBC suggested yesterday that another series of hit police drama Line Of Duty could be on the way (pictured L-R: Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar who star in the show)

The BBC suggested yesterday that another series of hit police drama Line Of Duty could be on the way (pictured L-R: Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar who star in the show) 

The finale attracted 1.8million more viewers than the show’s previously most-watched episode – the week before.

BBC’s chief content officer Charlotte Moore called the drama ‘addictive event television’, adding: ‘Line of Duty has kept the nation guessing for the last seven weeks so it’s no surprise that last night’s jaw-dropping finale set a ratings record.’ She said: ‘Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series. I’m looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next and what the future of the series might be.’

Mercurio said last night: ‘We’re honoured and flattered by the viewing figures for Line of Duty 6. We knew attempting to explore the real

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