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Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar reveals real-life inspiration behind Ted Hastings’ most iconic lines

LINE of Duty's Adrian Dunbar has revealed that real-life events have inspired his Ted Hastings' most iconic lines.

The actor - who plays the Superintendent in the BBC hit show - lifted the lid about some more interesting information about his alter-ego during a segment on Good Morning Britain earlier today.

The 62-year-old has played Ted Hastings since the series first hit our screens back in 2012 and over the past nine years his character has created some pretty iconic sayings.

During a chat with GMB's Susanna Reid and Adil Ray, the star opened up about where they've all originated from - with some being influenced by real-life events.

He told the hosts: "We have a character old school like Ted Hastings and sometimes he puts it out there that maybe we should be adhering to some of those slightly old fashioned values of loyalty and honesty and integirty.

"There's other lines like 'a bare-faced liar,' 'promoted to our highest office' which is also something that might ring a bell to people..."

Adil asked: "Mother of God was your line wasn't it?"

"Yeah that was my line," he replied.

"Absolutely, I mean, exactly, we kind of share those things out, we decided to give the character a bit of colour from where he's from and just add these phrases in..."

Adrian's revelation comes after last night's HUGE cliffhanger.

DI Kate Fleming was locked in an intense armed stand-off with bent copper PC Ryan Pilkington at the end of the episode.

But viewers of the show are convinced convinced that a promo image "proves" Kate's fate following the show's deadly gunshot cliffhanger.

One eagle-eyed fan is convinced that Kate was not fatally shot after they spotted a yet-to-be-seen interrogation scene that creator Jed Mercurio shared last year.

The fan posted: "She will live! We haven’t seen this scene yet.”

Fans are STILL scratching their heads over who 'H' might be after they spelt definitely wrong AGAIN.

During a conversation with Jo Davidson, the unknown corrupt officer misspelled the word as "definately".

One fan pointed out that the same way Hastings spelt it back in season five...

Could he be 'H'?

Watch the next episode of Line of Duty this Sunday on BBC One at 9pm

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