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NTA Awards 2021: Line Of Duty Stars Tease New Season

NTA Awards 2021: Line Of Duty Stars Tease New Season

Line of Duty fans are convinced Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar teased the show's return at the National Television Awards.

Line of Duty was one of the big winners at the 26th National Television Awards on Thursday.

Only some cast members were able to be on stage to accept the Returning Drama and Special Recognition Awards, with creator Jed Mercurio, star Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure absent due to filming commitments.

While the rest of the cast accepted the Special Recognition award after it was revealed the BBC police drama was the most watched show of the 21st century, cast member Martin Compston thanked the crew and fans believe he might have teased a new series.

Watch the clip below:

Martin said: “This means so much. We started as a wee show on Wednesday night on BBC 2. And now we’re the biggest drama on TV all because of the fans.”

He then thanked Jed Mercurio and added: “We genuinely don’t take this for granted, thank you and who knows maybe we’ll be back again, cheers.”

Wait, what?!

The cast accepted a special recognition award at the NTAs (

Fans ran to Twitter after hearing Martin's speech excited about the possibility of a new series.

One fan tweeted: "Omg don’t tease us like that Line Of Duty!!"

While a second fan shared: "Line of Duty “might be back” heard from the NTAs, you can’t just tease that!"

Adrian Dunbar appeared via video link to thank fans for their support after winning the Special Recognition award.

The actor, who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings, also made fans at home go wild when he teased a possible series 7.

At the end of his speech, he added: “Who knows, we might be back.”

Adrian Dunbar also teased a possible return (

One fan took to Twitter, writing: "Oh my god Adrian Dunbar, if line of duty comes back I will cry."

Series 6 saw ‘H’ finally unmasked after years of hidden clues and Easter Eggs.

Creator Jed Mercurio has said the show is not set o return any time soon, but it hasn’t been ruled out.

Our fingers are crossed!

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV And Film, Line of Duty