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Entertainment Line of Duty's Nigel Boyle reacts to becoming unlikely sex symbol

20:10  09 may  2021
20:10  09 may  2021 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Line of Duty's series 6 finale made the shocking revelation that Ian Buckells, the last person anyone expected to be H, was actually H.

Vicky McClure, Perry Fitzpatrick, Nigel Boyle, Kelly Macdonald are posing for a picture: Line of Duty's Nigel Boyle reacts to becoming unlikely sex symbol. © BBC Line of Duty's Nigel Boyle reacts to becoming unlikely sex symbol.

The purposefully underwhelming truth led to a rather large backlash on social media when it first aired on BBC One last weekend, but now there's a different reaction that has started to come through.

Speaking to The Mirror, H/Ian Buckells actor Nigel Boyle has explained that the reveal has turned him into something of an unlikely sex symbol amongst certain fans.

Vicky McClure, Perry Fitzpatrick, Nigel Boyle, Kelly Macdonald standing next to a man in a suit and tie: ian buckells, line of duty © BBC ian buckells, line of duty

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The actor stated: "One of the funniest things my mate spotted on a fan group was someone saying, 'Oh, my God he looks nothing like Buckells' and 'I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for farting!' Another wrote, 'God, he looks quite dishy doesn’t he?'

"It’s just really funny. I’ve got this beard and my hair is different. Who’d want to look like Buckells in real life?"

Responding to the controversy surrounding the reveal that the unassuming and bumbling Buckells was AC-12's main target, Nigel said in the week that: "You can't have every series end with a big shoot-out, urgent exit required. Sometimes, the subtler message is more important...

Nigel Boyle sitting in front of a window: Line of Duty Nigel Boyle.JPG © ITV Line of Duty Nigel Boyle.JPG

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"When you watch this again, I think you'll reaffirm some assumptions and you'll see things that you might not have seen… If someone's expectations are somewhere [with their own theories], you're setting yourself up for disappointment."

Line of Duty airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The series 1-6 boxset is already available to pre-order.

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Line Of Duty star Nigel Boyle tucks into a Pakistani meal .
The actor got stuck into a hefty mixed grill consisting of lamb chops, chicken tikka and seekh kebab after calling into east London eatery Tayyabs for dinner. Boyle - unmasked as elusive criminal mastermind H during Line Of Duty's sixth series - was in the mood to celebrate after cheering his beloved Aston Villa to victory in the FA Youth Cup final. The team won their fourth FA Youth Cup with a 2-1 victory against Liverpool at Villa Park, and brummie Boyle admitted he was delighted with the result as he prepared to eat.

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