Watch Line of Duty's Martin Compston leave Vicky McClure shrieking as he ambushes her in hilarious prank video

LINE of Duty’s Martin Compston scared co-star Vicky McClure by ambushing her in a hilarious prank video that left her shrieking in fright. 

The actor treated his fans to the hilarious clip from behind the scenes as the cast and crew get back into the swing of filming for season six of the BBC crime drama. 

Line of Duty’s Martin Compston shared the hilarious clip of him scaring co-star Vicky McClure from behind the scenes. 

The joker, who plays Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, showed fans that despite a length break between filming – the AC-12 gang are as close as he pranked Vicky. 

Captioning the video of him creeping up behind the Detective Inspector Kate Fleming star, and shouting, the 36-year-old joked: “The best thing about this will be the terribly planned revenge attempts to come @Vicky_McClure.”

Fans were loving the video and rushed to fill the comments section with their appreciation. 


One wrote: “That’s what twitters for!! Made me proper belly laugh!! #having fun [sic]”

“I hope she gets you one day,” laughed another.

While a third gushed: “P.s this has put a huge smile on my face,”

And another added, “Oh, love you guys. Hopefully the new series will be shown in the new year, it will be something to look forward to. Stay safe.”


Last week Line of Duty boss Jed Mercurio teased a first look at Kelly Macdonald’s new character in series six.  

It was revealed last year that the Harry Potter actress had been cast as the department’s next big adversary, playing Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson.

Speaking about the return, showrunner Jed Mercurio enthused: “We know Line of Duty fans are desperate for series 6 and we hope we can get it on air as soon as possible.

“Thanks so much for your patience in these difficult times.”

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