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suckin' diesel Adrian Dunbar to duke it out with fellow Line of Duty stars at National Television Awards

Line of Duty picked up the gong for best drama series at the TV Choice Awards this week

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 Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston will go head to head for best drama performance tonight. Credit: Aiden Monaghan

Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston will go head to head for best drama performance tonight. Credit: Aiden Monaghan

Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston will go head to head for best drama performance tonight. Credit: Aiden Monaghan

Fermanagh actor Adrian Dunbar will duke it out with his fellow Line of Duty stars in the National Television Awards in London tonight.

Dunbar, as well as Vicky McClure, who plays DI Kate Fleming in the show, and Martin Compston, who plays DI Steve Arnott, have all been nominated in the best drama performance category.

Just days ago Line of Duty picked up the gong for best drama series at the TV Choice Awards, with Vicky McClure and Martin Compston picking up awards for best actress and best actor, respectively.

Dunbar is known for adding his own Northern Irish twist to the character of Ted Hastings, who he plays in the show, such as “now we’re sucking diesel” and “Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey”.

Line of Duty, which is filmed in Belfast, is also up for the best returning drama award.

The drama follows a police anti-corruption unit, and has gained a cult following, becoming the UK’s most-watched drama series since the turn of the century.

Creator Jed Mercurio, speaking of the wins at TV Choice, said: “Everyone involved in Line Of Duty is absolutely thrilled to be recognised in this way by the viewers and readers of TVChoice, it means an enormous amount to us and we couldn’t be more grateful.

“It wouldn’t be the show it is without the amazing performances of Vicky, Martin, Adrian and our brilliant guest leads including Kelly Macdonald for season six and all the other brilliant guest leads we’ve had. They’re the guys who actually do it on camera so it’s definitely a tribute to them.”

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