Line Of Duty: Fans hail Kate as she delivers ‘best line of the series

Line Of Duty: Fans hail ‘Queen’ Kate Fleming as she delivers ‘best line of the series’ by telling Brandyce to ‘stop making a t*t of yourself’ minutes into series five finale

The Line Of Duty series five finale got off to a rip-roaring start on Sunday night, as Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) was applauded by fans for delivering ‘the best line of the series.’

As Fleming and Steve Arnott were left reeling from their gaffer Ted Hasting’s arrest, they were interrupted by new recruit DI Michelle Brandyce who insisted they share any information with AC-3 who were investigating Hastings.

Protecting her boss, Kate bit back with a stellar line that had fans cheering.

Sass: The Line Of Duty series five finale got off to a rip-roaring start on Sunday night, as lead Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) was applauded by fans for delivering ‘the best line of the series’

‘It’s Michelle isn’t it? Listen Michelle we’re AC-12. We do this to other units week in, week out so don’t try telling me how it works,’ she replied when told her unit would have to share new information on Hastings.

‘We’re witnesses not suspects so stop making a t*t of yourself and p**s off.’

One of my fave lines of the series,’ declared one delighted viewer, while another simply wrote: ‘Ladies and gents, Queen Kate Fleming!’ 

Not impressed: As Fleming and Steve Arnott were left reeling from their gaffer Ted Hasting’s arrest, they were interrupted by new recruit DI Michelle Brandyce who insisted they share any information with AC-3 who were investigating Hastings

‘P**s off’: Protecting her boss, Kate bit back with a stellar line that had fans cheering, telling Michelle: ‘We’re witnesses not suspects so stop making a t*t of yourself and p**s off’

‘KATE JUST TOLD RENT-A-KATE TO P**S OFF AND THE WHOLE COUNTRY DID THIS,’ posted another fan alongside a cheering gif.

‘Might have to use that line at work next week,’ declared another. 

Vicky herself praised the line, tweeting after the finale aired: ‘And that was my favourite line in the Line of Duty!!’

Killer line: Vicky herself called the line her favourite of the show, tweeting after the finale aired: ‘And that was my favourite line in the Line of Duty!!’

Vintage Fleming: Her co-star Martin Compston, who plays Steve Arnotte added some behind the scenes info, posting: ‘I can’t tell you how many times I ran this with @Vicky_McClure’

Her co-star Martin Compston, who plays Steve Arnotte added some behind the scenes info, posting: ‘I can’t tell you how many times I ran this with @Vicky_McClure , not because she needed any practise she just loved saying it #vintagefleming.’ 

Ten million viewers are expected to tune into the series five finale on Sunday night.

The first four episodes of series five of Line Of Duty attracted larger audiences than any other programme on UK television this year, according to new figures released ahead of the series finale.

‘Queen’: One of my fave lines of the series,’ declared one delighted viewer, while another simply wrote: ‘Ladies and gents, Queen Kate Fleming!’

The episodes averaged 10.6 million viewers in seven-day four-screen consolidated figures, with the penultimate episode last Sunday receiving the highest overnight figure for Line Of Duty ever, with an average of 7.9 million viewers and peak of 8.3 million.

The final episode of the series will air on Sunday evening on BBC One, with viewers hoping the mysterious ‘H’ will finally be unmasked.

Line Of Duty showrunner, Jed Mercurio, said of the new figures: ‘We’re thrilled and flattered by the amazing response to this series of Line Of Duty.’

Taking inspiration: ‘Might have to use that line at work next week,’ declared another viewer 

‘On behalf of the whole production, I want to thank our viewers for their fantastic loyalty, and World Productions and the BBC for their unstinting support.’

Simon Heath, executive producer for World Productions, says: ‘It’s testament to Jed’s brilliant writing and the best cast on British TV that the audience for Line of Duty has grown bigger with every series.’

‘A huge thanks to the BBC who took a chance on a small show in Birmingham back in 2011 and to everyone who’s supported us since’  

Huge hit: Ten million viewers are expected to tune into the series five finale on Sunday night

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