‘Made an a**e of it’ Martin Compston reacts as he’s told to stop shows with ‘c**p endings’

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Martin Compston is best known for playing DI Steve Arnott in all six series of popular BBC drama Line of Duty. Earlier this year, many viewers were left questioning the ending of its latest series when DS Ian Buckells (played by Nigel Boyle) was unveiled as H. 

Most recently, he returned to screens as Craig Burke in hit drama Vigil, alongside the likes of Suranne Jones and Shaun Evans.

Despite both dramas being a hit with fans, Twitter user David James claimed they had “c**p endings”.

He went on to urge Martin to choose his next role more wisely, which gathered the actor’s attention.

The 37-year-old sarcastically agreed with him and joked he was thinking of sacking his agent.

David wrote: “So that’s #vigil and #lineofduty that had really c**p endings, choose the next series wisely @martin_compston you don’t want to make it a hat trick.”

Martin replied: “I know Dave pal I’ve made an a**e of it.

“One the biggest new drama of the year, the other biggest drama of the year/century. Agents for the sack.”(sic)

Many of the actor’s 536,000 followers flocked to his post to share their thoughts.

Some agreed with Dave, while others defended the respective shows endings.

Twitter user Hannah wrote: “The line of duty series 6 finale wasn’t that bad and I will die on this hill.”

Snowy Szafran commented: “Guy has a point. Was amazing until the final episode.”

Caitlin added: “Can someone make a book of all of Martin’s comeback tweets because nearly all of them are 10/10. What a legend.”

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Simon Garrett penned: “Martin, you just carry on making brilliant dramas with c**p (except neither was) endings and we’ll keep on lapping them up.”

A staggering 12.8 million viewers watched the Line of Duty finale back in May.

Following weeks of twists and turns, the mystery ‘H’ was revealed as DS Ian Buckells.

After the show finished, fans including Piers Morgan, took to Twitter to express their thoughts, with many admitting they were underwhelmed by the episode.

Martin later addressed the backlash and said he understood why people were not impressed with the ending.

He wrote: “Fully understand it wasn’t the ‘urgent exit’ type of ending some anticipated, but we appreciate you sticking with us.

“Felt many emotions from excitement and anxiety at the hype to relief that it’s over.”

Martin concluded his post, telling fans that he, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar and show creator Jed Mercurio had agreed to get tattoos if the show hit 12 million viewers.

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