Vicky McClure opens up about her stunt double on Line of Duty

Jen Crothers
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

This article contains spoilers.

Line of Duty star Vicky McClure has shared a behind the scenes photo in the driving seat of a getaway car with co-star Kelly Macdonald - and revealed it wasn't her doing the driving in that high speed car chase in Sunday night's (25 April) episode.

The pair were part of a high-octane pursuit in DI Steve Arnott's sports car, weaving in and around the streets of Belfast, where the show films. DI Kate Fleming and DCI Joanne Davidson were eventually caught, but not before some impressive driving almost got them out of a tight spot.

But they didn't actually get beyond the inside of a studio, as it was the show's stunt team who was doing the nail-biting driving.

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"It pains me to say (swipe across) that’s as far as we got!" she posted in the picture in the driving seat of Steve Arnott's car. "I was well up for the challenge but we did everything by the letter of the law! The letter!

"Amazing stunts & special effects team!! Thanks TV for making me look cool & taller! Now just one more week to go for the big finale!"

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Meanwhile, her AC12 colleague Martin Compston helped oiled the rumour mill on Saturday (24 April) when he posted a picture of him playing golf with Owen Teale, who plays potentially bent copper Chief Constable Philip Osbourne.

He joked, "Amazing to get out on a course on day off with the big fella, no caddy’s of course with Covid..." in reference to The Caddy from Line of Duty, a corrupt cop who was later revealed to be DI Matthew 'Dot' Cottan, who was working for the OCG.

What on earth can it all mean?

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