LINE of Duty fans were delighted tonight when Adrian Dunbar made his Have I Got News For You debut.
The TELEVISION star treated them to a lot of quips from the cop drama that has captivated the nation.
Adrian, 62, plays Superintendent Ted Hastings in the hit series and he was factor alone to tune in for lots of LOD fans.
The panellists were the deadpan comic Katherine Ryan and the Sunday Times political editor Tim Shipman, along with group captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.
Adrian got a warm welcome on Twitter after he began hosting duties with an acronym-filled round-up of the week’s news.
He was referring to the choice to not advise age limitations for the AstraZeneca vaccine after issues it triggers embolism.
But, the actor stated in his hoodwinking opener: “One vaccine development this week is that AZ (AstraZeneca vaccine) has actually been backed by the MHRA (Medicines and Health care products Regulatory Company), an EMA (European Medicines Company) utilizing data from the ONS (Office for National Statistics) and the PHE (Public Health England) to support the JCV (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation)”.
He included: “I mean … hang on … I just stated yes to this show to avoid b **** y acronyms!”.
It definitely didn’t take long for HIGNFY’s most current host to make a joke about bent coppers and a dodgy cops convoy– referencing the plot of series 2.
In another nod to his function, he reacted to the clip of Sir Keir Starmer joking in the House of Commons that Line of Task’s AC12 was needed for a “sleaze query” after David Cameron’s Greensill scandal.
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson replied in the clip: “Yes we are proceeding with rooting out bent coppers.”.
An expressionless Adrian stated: “Excellent there, Boris … Well done for picking up the torch there …”.
HIGNFY audiences liked his appreciation for his character Ted Hastings and responded in their droves on Twitter.
One composed: “Fantastic episode of #HIGNFY tonight Adrian Dunbar was fantastic hosting. Fella let’s hope he can bring the lobbying corruption scandal to justice”.
Another raved: “Wow! Adrian Dunbar was an extraordinary quiz host tonight … MORE please BBC:–RRB- Loved all the LineofDuty puns!!!”.
Sir Keir Starmer jokes Line of Duty’s Ted Hastings & AC12 needed for ‘sleaze inquiry’ after David Cameron row.
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The hit cops drama Line of Task was almost cancelled after simply one season, its star Adrian Dunbar revealed.
Almost 10 million viewed the series 6 opener last month on BBC One. But Adrian, who plays Supt Ted Hastings, stated viewing figures were low even for series two on BBC2 “prior to it ignited”. He added: “It was touch and go whether we were going to get a second series in the very first place.”.
Fellow star Craig Parkinson, who played the corrupt “caddy”, stated on his Two Shot podcast that it began as “such a small little thing” however they all “knew how amazing it was”.