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'When you're raiding bent coppers but Scotland are in a penalty shoot out:' Line of Duty's Martin Compston screams ...

In a video from the show's set back in November, the actor jumped around with sheer elation after seeing the Scots end 20 years of heartache by beating Serbia in a penalty shoot out.
'When you're raiding bent coppers but Scotland are in a penalty shoot out:' Line of Duty's Martin Compston screams with elation after watching his home nation qualify for Euro 2020

By Laura Fox For Mailonline

Published: 22:00 BST, 31 March 2021 | Updated: 23:00 BST, 31 March 2021

He's known for his beloved role as the smart-talking Englishman DI Steve Arnott.

But Line of Duty star Martin Compston couldn't contain his delight in a hilarious behind-the-scenes clip on Wednesday as he watched his home nation of Scotland qualify for Euro 2020.

In a video from the show's set back in November, the actor jumped around with sheer elation after seeing the Scots end 20 years of heartache by beating Serbia in a penalty shoot out.

Over the moon: Line of Duty star Martin Compston couldn't contain his delight as he watched his home nation of Scotland qualify for Euro 2020 in a clip shared on Wednesday
Over the moon: Line of Duty star Martin Compston couldn't contain his delight as he watched his home nation of Scotland qualify for Euro 2020 in a clip shared on Wednesday

Over the moon: Line of Duty star Martin Compston couldn't contain his delight as he watched his home nation of Scotland qualify for Euro 2020 in a clip shared on Wednesday

The clip showed Martin leaning into his character's car as he watched Scotland's historic shoot out play out on his colleague's phone.

The TV star, who said he waited to share the video in case it contained any accidental spoilers for Line of Duty fans, suddenly leapt into the air with sheer joy as the Scots scored their winning penalty.

Shouting 'Yes! Come on Scotland! F*****g yes man!' Martin jumped back into the car and pressed the horn with delight, while other crew members could be heard cheering close by. 

At last! The actor jumped around with sheer elation after seeing the Scots end 20 years of heartache by beating Serbia in a penalty shoot out back in November
At last! The actor jumped around with sheer elation after seeing the Scots end 20 years of heartache by beating Serbia in a penalty shoot out back in November

At last! The actor jumped around with sheer elation after seeing the Scots end 20 years of heartache by beating Serbia in a penalty shoot out back in November

Tense: The clip showed Martin leaning into his character's car as he watched Scotland's historic shoot out play out on his colleague's phone
Tense: The clip showed Martin leaning into his character's car as he watched Scotland's historic shoot out play out on his colleague's phone

Tense: The clip showed Martin leaning into his character's car as he watched Scotland's historic shoot out play out on his colleague's phone

Held off: The TV star said he waited to share the video in case it contained any accidental spoilers for Line of Duty fans
Held off: The TV star said he waited to share the video in case it contained any accidental spoilers for Line of Duty fans

Held off: The TV star said he waited to share the video in case it contained any accidental spoilers for Line of Duty fans

We did it! Suddenly Martin leapt into the air with sheer joy as the Scots scored their winning penalty, earning them a spot in the European Championships
We did it! Suddenly Martin leapt into the air with sheer joy as the Scots scored their winning penalty, earning them a spot in the European Championships

We did it! Suddenly Martin leapt into the air with sheer joy as the Scots scored their winning penalty, earning them a spot in the European Championships

Martin captioned his post: 'With a potential ep 2 epaulettes spoiler out the way, I can reveal what happens when you're in the middle of raiding bent coppers but Scotland are in a penalty shoot out to end 20 year of heartache.... #yessirwecanboogie.'

In November Scotland made history by reaching their first international tournament in 20 years with a last-gasp victory in the play-offs against Serbia.

The team unfortunately had to celebrate without fans present due to the Covid pandemic, though many flooded social media with their own thrilled reactions.

Cheeky: The post's caption poked fun at his character Steve Arnott, joking he needed to take a break from 'raiding bent coppers' to watch the shoot-out
Cheeky: The post's caption poked fun at his character Steve Arnott, joking he needed to take a break from 'raiding bent coppers' to watch the shoot-out

Cheeky: The post's caption poked fun at his character Steve Arnott, joking he needed to take a break from 'raiding bent coppers' to watch the shoot-out

Scotland will compete in Group D in the 2020 European Championship, delayed until June 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis.

Line of Duty's long-awaited sixth series kicked off earlier this month, and fans were quick to flood social media with questions about who could be this series' elusive 'bent copper.' 

One of the major theories centred around newcomer DCI Davidson [Kelly MacDonald] who was hauled in for the first AC-12 interrogation scene of the season.

She was seen being grilled by Superintendent Ted Hastings [Adrian Dunbar], Acting DI Steve Arnott [Martin Compston] and DC Chloe Bishop [Shalom Brune-Franklin] over gross misconduct charges relating to the ongoing investigation into the murder of journalist Gail Vella [Andi Osho].

TV star: Martin is known for playing Detective Inspector Steve Arnott on the BBC police drama, which kicked off its sixth series earlier this month
TV star: Martin is known for playing Detective Inspector Steve Arnott on the BBC police drama, which kicked off its sixth series earlier this month

TV star: Martin is known for playing Detective Inspector Steve Arnott on the BBC police drama, which kicked off its sixth series earlier this month 

However, at the end of the episode she was let go, seemingly not guilty, after her ex-girlfriend PS Farida Jatri [Anneika Rose] was implemented in corruption.

However, Jo was seen hitching a ride with known bent copper Ryan Pilkington [Gregory Piper] and taken to collect a burner phone, making her look suspicious once more.

Fans, however, are convinced the DCI is being blackmailed into corruption, and that she is not as shady as she seems.

They also appeared to be championing a romance between DI Kate Fleming [Vicky McClure] and Jo, with some predicting Kate might be using Jo for information. 

There was also plenty of chatter about the arrival of Ryan Pilkington, who was last scene joining the police academy at the end of series five, having been part of the organised crime group. 

Line Of Duty continues on Sundays at 9PM on BBC One. 

What's going on? Fans have already flooded social media with questions about who could be this series' elusive 'bent copper'
What's going on? Fans have already flooded social media with questions about who could be this series' elusive 'bent copper'

What's going on? Fans have already flooded social media with questions about who could be this series' elusive 'bent copper' 

LINE OF DUTY SEASON SIX: WHAT ARE THE MAIN FAN THEORIES?

Season six of Line Of Duty has left fans with more questions than answers, with viewers flocking to Twitter to question what exactly is DCI Jo Davidson is up to, whether Kate Fleming has really left AC-12 and who is H?

Here, MailOnline examines some of the most prominent fan theories  

Kate Fleming HASN'T left AC-12 and is working undercover   

One of the most shocking discoveries was AC-12's Kate is now working with a new team- with some fans suggesting she could even be the infamous H.

While chatting to her new gaffer DCI Davidson, Kate said: 'I got fed upon nicking coppers, I'd rather go after the psycho who murdered Gail [Vella].'

But despite seeming confident in her new role, some viewers were left wondering if all was at it seems and theorised that Kate could still be undercover for AC-12.

Even after she tipped off Davidson and incurred the wrath of Ted Hastings, fans have continued to speculate that she is so deep undercover that even Hastings is having to keep her true agenda secret.  

Kate Fleming HASN'T left AC-12 and is working undercover: Is it true? The jury is still out on this one
Kate Fleming HASN'T left AC-12 and is working undercover: Is it true? The jury is still out on this one

Kate Fleming HASN'T left AC-12 and is working undercover: Is it true? The jury is still out on this one 

DCI Jo Davidson is being blackmailed by an Organised Crime Group  

Jo has already survived a grilling from AC-12's top team and appeared to clear her name when it was ex-girlfriend PS Farida Jatri who seemed to have taken part in corruption.

However, Jo was seen hitching a ride with known bent copper Ryan Pilkington and taken to collect a burner phone, making her look suspicious once more.

Fans, however, are convinced the DCI is being blackmailed by an OCG, following her emotional outburst when she was summoned to pick up a new burner.

DCI Jo Davidson is being blackmailed by an Organised Crime Group: Is it true? After her car park outburst it seems increasingly likely
DCI Jo Davidson is being blackmailed by an Organised Crime Group: Is it true? After her car park outburst it seems increasingly likely

DCI Jo Davidson is being blackmailed by an Organised Crime Group: Is it true? After her car park outburst it seems increasingly likely

DCI Jo Davidson's mother is Anne-Marie McGillis

Fans speculated over who Jo's mother could be after she was seen in a photograph in the first episode.

Many theorised her mother has something to do with season five character John Corbett's [Stephen Graham] mother Anne-Marie McGillis, who was killed by an Irish Republican paramilitary group sometime after 1989.

DCI Jo Davidson's mother is Anne-Marie McGillis: Is it true? There simply isn't enough evidence yet to determine on way or the other
DCI Jo Davidson's mother is Anne-Marie McGillis: Is it true? There simply isn't enough evidence yet to determine on way or the other

DCI Jo Davidson's mother is Anne-Marie McGillis: Is it true? There simply isn't enough evidence yet to determine on way or the other  

Gail Vella is still alive

Although season six has centered around the murder of journalist Gail Vella, one obscure theory is that she is in fact still alive.  

Craig Parkinson, who played Matthew 'Dot' Cottan in the show, said on BBC Sounds podcast Obsessed with Line of Duty: 'Somebody is in that flat and there’s some connection with Gail Vella, the investigative journalist.

'You don’t cast someone like Andi Osho and then just have her as little magazine prints and stick them up on a kitchen wall.'

Sarah Millican - who also appeared on the podcast - went on to suggest Vella may have been a former lover of DCI Davidson's.

Gail Vella is still alive: Is it true? It seems unlikely that the scale of police corruption is so huge that they could fake a murder victim
Gail Vella is still alive: Is it true? It seems unlikely that the scale of police corruption is so huge that they could fake a murder victim

Gail Vella is still alive: Is it true? It seems unlikely that the scale of police corruption is so huge that they could fake a murder victim

DC Chloe Bishop is Tony Gates' daughter

Bishop is one of AC-12's newest recruits, and as Gates and his wife Jools had two daughters, Natalie and Chloe, viewers have suggested their shared first name 'can't be a coincidence'.

Gates' daughter was last seen in season one in 2012, which means she'd be roughly the same age as Bishop is now.

Fans have suggested that Bishop either took her mother's maiden name or the name of a step-father, so that her true identity remains a secret - for now.

Gates died at the end of the first season when he walked into a busy road after getting a confession from gang leader Tommy Hunter, who had been blackmailing the police officer into covering up their criminal activity.

DC Chloe Bishop is Tony Gates' daughter: Is it true? The dates and facts line up, but there still isn't enough to write it off as a coincidence just yet
DC Chloe Bishop is Tony Gates' daughter: Is it true? The dates and facts line up, but there still isn't enough to write it off as a coincidence just yet

DC Chloe Bishop is Tony Gates' daughter: Is it true? The dates and facts line up, but there still isn't enough to write it off as a coincidence just yet 

Bent copper Ryan Pilkington is actually a honest policeman 

Ryan first appeared in the show's first season as a teenage foul-mouthed messenger for the criminal gang working with bent copper DCI Gates. 

His escapades on the show have taken an even darker turn in past seasons, as he attempted to cut DS Arnott's fingers off with bolt cutters, and also killed undercover cop DS Corbett.

However, the show creator's Jed Mercurio teased the possibility that Ryan has 'turned a new leaf' and isn't a spy in the Central Police, despite what fans may think of his criminal past. 

Jed claimed: 'Now that Ryan's a police officer, viewers will have to wait and see if he has turned over a new leaf or if he remains a dangerous inside man for organised crime.' 

Bent copper Ryan Pilkington is actually a honest policeman: Is it true? Considering the only person who seems to be spreading this is the creator, it would be a great twist
Bent copper Ryan Pilkington is actually a honest policeman: Is it true? Considering the only person who seems to be spreading this is the creator, it would be a great twist

 Bent copper Ryan Pilkington is actually a honest policeman: Is it true? Considering the only person who seems to be spreading this is the creator, it would be a great twist

 

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