The special reason BBC’s Line of Duty is getting a bonus episode ahead of series six

And it's all in honour of Sport Relief!
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  • If you're a Line of Duty fan you won't want to miss a brand new sketch during Sports Relief next month.

    BBC has confirmed that Line of Duty stars Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar will be taking part in an exclusive ‘deleted’ scene from series five in aid of charity.

    Beloved characters DS Arnott, DI Fleming and Superintendent Hastings will be interrogating accused corrupt police officer DC Taylor, played by Jason Isaacs.

    They’re convinced he knows the real identity of ‘H’ and want answers. Unfortunately for DC Taylor, his legal representation comes in the form of ineffective lawyer David Rickman, played by comedian Lee Mack.

    Line of Duty fans will see their favourite characters in a whole new light, bringing humour to a familiar interrogation scene. Will David Rickman have any chance of bailing DC Taylor out of this situation?

    And if that wasn’t enough – another popular BBC drama will also be getting a Sport Relief makeover too.

    Hit thriller Killing Eve will have a parody made called ‘Killing Steves’, where viewers will see a mysterious assassin go on a killing spree.

    The assassin’s victims will all have the name Steve, as we see her go after famous Steves including snooker player Steve Davis, Coronation Street character Steve McDonald, Olympic rower Steve Redgrave and presenter Stephen Mulhern.

    Line of Duty

    Credit: BBC

    It will be hosted by newcomers Alex Scott, Oti Mabuse, Emma Willis, Tom Allen, Maya Jama and Rylan Clark-Neal, who will all join Gary Lineker and Paddy McGuinness for the fundraising event.

    Sports pundit Gary Lineker, who will be hosting the fundraiser for the tenth time, told the BBC, “I’m a huge fan of the sport and entertainment collaborations that happen on the night.

    “Where else could you find one of our most successful tennis players taking part in a round of mini golf with a comedian or a gold medal winning Olympic rower being killed off by a mysterious blonde assassin?!”

    Sports Relief 2020 will air live from Salford on Friday 13th March on BBC One from 7pm.

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