'I have no news for you!' Vicky McClure awkwardly dodges questioning about another series of Line Of Duty as she dashes fans' hopes the police drama will return

Vicky McClure awkwardly dodged questioning about another series of Line Of Duty being made as she appeared on Thursday's This Morning.

The actress, 42, played Detective Inspector Kate Fleming in the Jed Mercurio-written BBC series that was hugely popular with viewers and ended in 2021.

And as she appeared on the daytime TV show hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley were keen to know if the show would ever be back.

Ben said: 'There's always going to be rumours and expectations, have you all agreed that you'd be ready and up for it when Jed gets himself together?'

But sadly Vicky then replied: 'There will always be rumours. I mean look. We have all said we love the show and would love to go again obviously but there's nothing to talk about so it's disappointing in terms of there is no news!'

Vicky McClure awkwardly dodged questioning about another series of Line Of Duty being made as she appeared on Thursday's This Morning

Vicky McClure awkwardly dodged questioning about another series of Line Of Duty being made as she appeared on Thursday's This Morning

The actress, 42, played Detective Inspector Kate Fleming in the Jed Mercurio-written BBC series that was hugely popular with viewers and ended in 2021

The actress, 42, played Detective Inspector Kate Fleming in the Jed Mercurio-written BBC series that was hugely popular with viewers and ended in 2021

Cat then quipped: 'Well is no news good news? Because it's definitely not a no...'.

Vicky then started smiling and picked up a cushion to cover herself as she added: 'I'm just going to put this over my face...', as Ben and Cat burst into laughter.

She will have dashed fans' hopes that the programme would be back as many are desperate for another instalment.

Over the past two other stars from the show Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) and Martin Compston (Detective Inspector Steve Arnott) have all hinted it could maybe return but nothing has materialised yet.

After the sixth series Line Of Duty fans across the nation were left 'fuming' as the nail-biting series finale drew to a close and the mysterious antagonist 'H' was finally unmasked.

Seasoned fans took to social media in their droves to share their frustrations as officers from the police anti-corruption unit AC-12 discovered the identity of the elusive 'fourth man', who had been colluding with the organised crime group (OCG), was none other than DSU Ian Buckells.

It saw the words 'fuming', 'disappointing' and 'underwhelming' all trend on social media in the aftermath of the show.

And the disbelief it could be him was compounded by the way he was only caught because of his repeated mis-spelling of the word 'definitely' - hardly the blunder of a hardened criminal mastermind.

And as she appeared on the daytime TV show hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley were keen to know if the show would ever be back

And as she appeared on the daytime TV show hosts Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley were keen to know if the show would ever be back

She said: 'We have all said we love the show and would love to go again obviously but there's nothing to talk about so it's disappointing in terms of there is no news!'

She said: 'We have all said we love the show and would love to go again obviously but there's nothing to talk about so it's disappointing in terms of there is no news!'

Cat then quipped: 'Well is no news good news? Because it's definitely not a no...'.

Cat then quipped: 'Well is no news good news? Because it's definitely not a no...'.

Over the past two other stars from the show Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) - pictured- and Martin Compston (Detective Inspector Steve Arnott) have all hinted it could maybe return but nothing has materialised yet

Over the past two other stars from the show Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings) - pictured- and Martin Compston (Detective Inspector Steve Arnott) have all hinted it could maybe return but nothing has materialised yet

The detective - widely thought until the final episode to have been just a bungling stooge - was first introduced to viewers in series one as the SIO in the case of murdered businesswoman Jackie Laverty by then Chief Superintendent Derek Hilton.

He later went on to become Detective Chief Inspector in series four before being promoted once more to Detective Superintendent in this final series.

Sharing their disappointment on the revelation, one disgruntled Line of Duty fan wrote on Twitter: 'Can't believe I watched six seasons of line of Duty for Ian Buckells, the most pointless character to be the fourth man. Fuming.'

While another viewer added: 'I'm fuming, can't believe I waited this long for Ian Buckells to run the roost.'

And while the finale tied up many unresolved storylines, there were still some gaping plot holes and storylines left unanswered.

The sixth series of the Jed Mercurio creation also saw DI Steve Arnott, played by actor Martin, finally called in for a meeting with Occupational Health, who noted that while he had not broken the law through his excessive painkiller use, he would have to surrender his firearms licence.

However, the 60-minute episode's end failed to offer any resolution on whether the team of DI Steve Arnott, DI Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings would return, ending on the revelation that the team has 'never been weaker.'

The mystery surrounding the identity of 'H' had been up for speculation since his character was first mentioned at the end of series three, which aired in 2016, and detectives at the anti-corruption unit discovered there were four officers working within the force who had links to the underground criminal network.

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Vicky McClure as DS Kate Fleming, Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott and Adrian Dunbar as Ted Hastings

Vicky McClure as DS Kate Fleming, Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott and Adrian Dunbar as Ted Hastings

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