David Tennant open to Line of Duty stint as ‘a baddie’ after NTA win

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David Tennant open to Line of Duty appearance

David is up for taking on a role up against AC12 (Picture: BBC/PA)

David Tennant won a gong for drama performance at this year’s NTAs and now he’s up for playing a potential part in another big winner of the night, Line of Duty.

The star-studded ceremony saw the likes of Ant and Dec, Line of Duty and Coronation Street pick up some of the biggest wins of the night.

One person who was left very pleased was actor David, 50, who picked was awarded the trophy for his portrayal of serial killer Dennis Nielsen in ITV crime drama, Des.

The much-loved star won his sixth NTA at the ceremony and has previously won the special recognition award in 2015.

Now, after the success of another show, it seems David wants in on a slice of the anti-corruption action of Line of Duty.

David admitted he would be up for a role in the BBC One big-hitter, sharing: ‘I’d quite like to be a baddie in a Line of Duty season.

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David Tennant at the National Television Awards

David Tennant won the Drama Performance award for his portrayal of Dennis Nielsen (Picture: PA)

‘That’s a big gig, isn’t it?’ he said to RadioTimes.com and other press, adding: ‘I’m available.’

Line of Duty’s ‘baddies’ are always destined for the dark side, with them often being killed off or imprisoned after their wrongdoings are exposed.

But could David be popping up in the programme in the future if it was to make its big return for a season seven?

Line of Duty win two of the night’s biggest awards at this year’s NTAs: returning drama and special recognition.

The show’s stars could hardly contain their excitement at they went up to accept their awards.

Line of Duty cast at the National Television Awards

Line of Duty won two awards (Picture: Scott Garfitt/Rex/Shutterstock)

After receiving the second accolade, Martin even used the opportunity to add fuel to speculation there may be a season sevem to come in the future.

The Steve Arnott actor said: ‘This means so much, like we started as a wee show on Wednesday night on BBC Two and now we’re the biggest drama on TV and it’s all because of the fans, we owe everything to you.

‘We genuinely don’t take this for granted and who knows, maybe we’ll be back again…’ he added.

Adrian Dunbar (Ted Hastings) joined by video-link to thank fans for their support, also teasing more to come, saying: ‘Thanks so much for the NTAs for this, absolutely over the moon for this…

‘Most of all the Great British public who so overwhelmingly supported us. And as Martin says who knows? We might be back?’

Line of Duty can be streamed in full on BBC iPlayer.

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