Line Of Duty viewers convinced they have spotted major clue in KITCHEN TILES

Viewers are on tenterhooks to discover who the elusive fourth man ‘H’ is in the ongoing hunt for the ‘bent copper’ in Line Of Duty.

And their latest wild theory involves John Corbett’s widow Steph, after they noticed an intricate ‘clue’ hidden in her kitchen tiles during Sunday’s episode of the show.

During the latest instalment of the hit police drama, many viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts after noticing the very telling detail.

Ha! Line Of Duty viewer's latest H theory involves John Corbett's widow Steph, after they noticed an intricate 'clue' hidden in her kitchen tiles during Sunday's episode of the show

Ha! Line Of Duty viewer's latest H theory involves John Corbett's widow Steph, after they noticed an intricate 'clue' hidden in her kitchen tiles during Sunday's episode of the show

Ha! Line Of Duty viewer’s latest H theory involves John Corbett’s widow Steph, after they noticed an intricate ‘clue’ hidden in her kitchen tiles during Sunday’s episode of the show

Fans were convinced that the ‘H’ pattern in Steph’s tiles was a link to the man or woman AC-12 have been hunting for the past six series.

One person on social media wrote: ‘Steph’s kitchen tiles say ‘H’ on them… just saying… #LineOfDuty.’

Another person said: ‘Her kitchen tiles are in the shape of a ‘H’. What could this mean? #LineOfDuty #LineOfDuty6 #LOD.’

A third exclaimed: ‘There’s a H in the tiles!! #LineOfDuty.’

Could it be? During the latest instalment of the hit police drama, many viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts after noticing the very telling detail

Could it be? During the latest instalment of the hit police drama, many viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts after noticing the very telling detail

Could it be? During the latest instalment of the hit police drama, many viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts after noticing the very telling detail

Reaction: Fans were convinced that the 'H' pattern in Steph's tiles was a link to the man or woman AC-12 have been hunting for the past six series

Reaction: Fans were convinced that the 'H' pattern in Steph's tiles was a link to the man or woman AC-12 have been hunting for the past six series

Reaction: Fans were convinced that the ‘H’ pattern in Steph’s tiles was a link to the man or woman AC-12 have been hunting for the past six series

Spotted! One person on social media wrote: 'Steph's kitchen tiles say 'H' on them... just saying... #LineOfDuty'

Spotted! One person on social media wrote: 'Steph's kitchen tiles say 'H' on them... just saying... #LineOfDuty'

Spotted! One person on social media wrote: ‘Steph’s kitchen tiles say ‘H’ on them… just saying… #LineOfDuty’

A different person said: ‘Anyone else noticed Steph Corbett’s kitchen tiles pattern?… H is everywhere #LineOfDuty #H.’

Another added: ‘Me seeing ‘H’ in the kitchen tile pattern’, before adding a Line Of Duty meme which read: ‘What kind of knobby signal was that?’ 

One social media also noted: ‘Did you see the tiles in the kitchen? #redherring #LineOfDuty.’

Another joked that there was no way the tiles were relevant, and said: ‘Stop it! We’ve gone too far. The final ‘H’ is not going to be identified by a kitchen tile ffs. 

Another added: 'Me seeing 'H' in the kitchen tile pattern', before adding a Line Of Duty meme which read: 'What kind of knobby signal was that?'

Another added: 'Me seeing 'H' in the kitchen tile pattern', before adding a Line Of Duty meme which read: 'What kind of knobby signal was that?'

Another added: ‘Me seeing ‘H’ in the kitchen tile pattern’, before adding a Line Of Duty meme which read: ‘What kind of knobby signal was that?’

The tweet was in reference to another user who had drawn arrows between Steve Arnett and the tiles, writing: ‘Could be massively overthinking this, but…. Have we found H.’

Picking up on further clues in the kitchen, another said: ‘H in the tiles, Hou on the whiteboard and a horrific Scouse accent. Clues? #LineOfDuty’ 

One person admitted they’d totally missed the ‘clue’, and said: ‘People on Twitter: ‘The kitchen tile said H.

‘Me: I NEED TO GO TO SPECSAVERS OR GET A BIGGER TV #LineOfDuty.’

Who are they? The main plot point hanging over the current season of the show is about the identity of the ominous 'H'

Who are they? The main plot point hanging over the current season of the show is about the identity of the ominous 'H'

Who are they? The main plot point hanging over the current season of the show is about the identity of the ominous ‘H’

LINE OF DUTY: WHO IS THE FOURTH ‘H’?

Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio excited fans when he shared the first clue about the plot of season six to Twitter.

Uploading a snap of a packet of the Australian chocolate biscuits TimTams with the caption ‘#LineofDuty Series 6 Plot Clue No. 1’, fans began to ferociously speculate as to what it might mean.

But one plot point hanging over the next season of the show is about the identity of the ominous ‘H’.

While the mystery was somewhat answered in the season five finale, it was also revealed that there are FOUR people pertaining to be ‘H’, with the final one still unknown.

So who could it be?

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

She was one of season five’s stand-out characters, swooping in towards the end of the series to interrogate Ted Hastings – highly suspected to be ‘H’ at the time.

And while she simply seemed to be excellent at her job – and hellbent on uncovering the corruption within the department – could it be that Patricia Carmichael was SO keen to pin the blame on Ted to take the focus away from herself.

Could SHE be the fourth ‘H’?

Her position of power and respect, along with her unnaturally steely and cut-throat demeanor, could well point to this.

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings was pinpointed by viewers of the show, as well as the characters on the show, to be a candidate for ‘H’.

But it seemed he was exonerated by the end of season five, allowed to walk free.

But could be potentially be triple-crossing us all? Could he in fact STILL be the potential fourth ‘H’.

The biggest issue with this theory is that Gill Biggeloe – one of the three revealed to be ‘H’ – was so against him. Surely she wouldn’t be working to deter him if they were in league?

UNLESS, she doesn’t KNOW he is the fourth ‘H’?

DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider)

DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider)

DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider)

DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider)

Detective Chief Constable Andrea Wise was new to the show in season five and is another high-powered contender for ‘H’.

She has been constantly interfering when it has come to supporting AC-12’s investigations, removing them from the investigation into Operation Pear Tree. She also instigated the Ted Hastings investigation.

She is also keen to cover up police corruption, despite announcing at the end of season five: ‘This constabulary will work tirelessly to root out rotten apples in its ranks.’

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

Police and Crime Commissioner Rohan Sindwhani demanded to be ‘in on’ a meeting between Andrea Wise and Ted Hastings. This might be a small clue but any clue could be valid at this point.

Any shady behavior suggests ‘H’ is at play, and so Rohan could indeed be culpable.

 

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The main plot point hanging over the current season of the show is about the identity of the ominous ‘H’.

While the mystery was somewhat answered in the season five finale, it was also revealed that there are four people pertaining to be ‘H’, with the final one still unknown.

H is a code name referring to one or a group of senior ranking corrupt police officers within the Central Police.

Clue? H is a code name referring to one or a group of senior ranking corrupt police officers within the Central Police

Clue? H is a code name referring to one or a group of senior ranking corrupt police officers within the Central Police

Clue? H is a code name referring to one or a group of senior ranking corrupt police officers within the Central Police

Elsewhere in the episode, viewers rejoiced as Jackie Laverty’s murder from season one was finally revisited in series six.

AC-12 discovered the murder victim’s blood deposits on a freezer found at Terry Boyle’s flat, where he had seemingly been set up as the fall guy.

While viewers had been aware the body was Jackie’s for a long time, it has taken the anti-corruption department a while to work it out. 

Meanwhile, Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) provided another iconic one-liner, he hit back at DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider).

When told his search for H shouldn’t be about ‘old battles’, the AC-12 head defiantly told his boss: ‘The name’s Hastings, ma’am. I’m the epitome of an old battle.’  

'The name's Hastings, ma'am': Line of Duty fans applauded Ted Hastings for his latest sensational one-liner after he hit back at DCC Andrea Wise

'The name's Hastings, ma'am': Line of Duty fans applauded Ted Hastings for his latest sensational one-liner after he hit back at DCC Andrea Wise

‘The name’s Hastings, ma’am’: Line of Duty fans applauded Ted Hastings for his latest sensational one-liner after he hit back at DCC Andrea Wise

Delighted fans of the show were quick to applaud Ted’s fabulous comeback, with one declaring it the ‘line of the season’ while another told him to ‘take a bow’.  

Speaking to the officer, who found himself under investigation last season, DCC Wise said: ‘You were issued a final written warning, Ted.

‘Don’t waste your last roll of the dice chasing a phantom. Your enquiry into ‘H’ should close. This isn’t about old battles.’

Rolling his eyes, Ted quickly snapped back: ‘The name’s Hastings, ma’am. I’m the epitome of an old battle.’

The official Line of Duty Twitter account shared the video, penning: ‘The name’s Hastings…like the battle! Remember to tune in to @BBCOne at 9pm on Sunday 4th April for episode 3 of #LineOfDuty.’

Unimpressed: Ted, who is played by Adrian Dunbar, rolled his eyes as he listened to DCC Wise before delivering the killer line

Unimpressed: Ted, who is played by Adrian Dunbar, rolled his eyes as he listened to DCC Wise before delivering the killer line

Unimpressed: Ted, who is played by Adrian Dunbar, rolled his eyes as he listened to DCC Wise before delivering the killer line

Dozens of fans replied to the clip, with one writing: ‘That is brilliant. Well done @jed_mercurio & Adrian Dunbar for carrying it off.’

And another added: ‘Class. Love him HASTINGS the battle… can’t wait for Sunday’

While someone else said, ‘so getting that on a t-shirt’ and another fan agreed, adding: ‘Just when you think you can’t love Hastings any more he rolls this one out’ 

‘The names Hastings madam like the battle! What a line! What a Line of Duty! Fight that battle Hastings,’ penned another impressed viewer. 

Loving it: Dozens of fans went wild for the comeback, with some saying it was the 'best of the series' and they 'want it on a T-shirt'

Loving it: Dozens of fans went wild for the comeback, with some saying it was the 'best of the series' and they 'want it on a T-shirt'

Loving it: Dozens of fans went wild for the comeback, with some saying it was the ‘best of the series’ and they ‘want it on a T-shirt’ 

Line of Duty stars Martin Compston and Vicky McClure also treated fans to a funny clip on Saturday, with the co-stars being seen dancing in a car.

The duo could barely contain their laughter as they moved their heads in and out of the camera frame and waved their arms around. 

The funny videos come after Vicky admitted she hasn’t revealed H’s identity to her closest friends and family.

The actress, 37, who plays DI Kate Fleming in the ‘daunting’ BBC hit series, believes ‘people want to enjoy the escapism’ surrounding the elusive villain, after her fiancé Jonny Owen declined watching spoilers about series six ahead of its official release. 

Larking around: Martin Compston also treated fans to another entertaining clip on Sunday as he posted a video of himself and co-star Vicky McClure dancing

Larking around: Martin Compston also treated fans to another entertaining clip on Sunday as he posted a video of himself and co-star Vicky McClure dancing

Having fun: The duo could barely contain their laughter as they moved their heads in and out of the camera frame and waved their arms around

Having fun: The duo could barely contain their laughter as they moved their heads in and out of the camera frame and waved their arms around

Larking around: Line of Duty’s Martin Compston also treated fans to another entertaining clip on Sunday as he posted a video of himself and co-star Vicky McClure dancing in a car

'People want to enjoy the escapism': It comes after Vicky admitted she hasn't revealed H's identity to her closest friends and family (pictured with co-star Kelly MacDonald)

'People want to enjoy the escapism': It comes after Vicky admitted she hasn't revealed H's identity to her closest friends and family (pictured with co-star Kelly MacDonald)

‘People want to enjoy the escapism’: It comes after Vicky admitted she hasn’t revealed H’s identity to her closest friends and family (pictured with co-star Kelly MacDonald)

On remaining tight-lipped about the much-talked-about character, the thespian told Stylist: ‘I’ve never been offered anything to reveal H’s identity. And they’d be idiotic to try.  

‘Even my friends and family don’t want to know [spoilers]. I was watching the first episode [of series six] the other day on my laptop [before it came out on the BBC]. And Jonny [her fiancé] came in. He just went, ”I don’t want to know.”  

The This Is England star also revealed she offered advice to newcomer Kelly Macdonald – who plays DCI Joanne Davidson – about keeping up with the show’s jargon.

She said: ‘It is daunting, and I did say that to Kelly… We all slip up, everybody has little brain farts. That’s completely normal. We’re all knackered and filming through a pandemic is quite tricky. But we got through it.’ 

Elsewhere in the discussion, Vicky touched on helping co-star Martin Compston maintain his London accent for the series as she said the Scotsman only slips back to his native voice when he has a ‘few beers or is speaking to his family’. 

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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