Alison Hammond confirms that H WILL be unveiled during Sunday’s Line Of Duty final

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It’s the question that has haunted Line Of Duty fans and Ted Hastings for several series: who is the remaining fourth person?

And Alison Hammond confirmed that their identities will finally be revealed during Sunday’s finale, when she announced that H will be appearing on This Morning next week.

The presenter, 54, signed off on Friday’s episode of the ITV show teasing viewers that H will be ‘on the couch’ Monday, joking that she doesn’t mean the H of Steps.

Finally: Alison Hammond teased that H will finally be revealed during Sunday’s Finals of Line Of Duty, as he signed off on Friday this morning.

After going through Monday’s lineup, Alison told viewers, “After the Sunday night’s Line Of Duty show, we’ll have H on the couch – and it’s not H for Steps.”

Her co-host Dermot O’Leary, 47, couldn’t contain his excitement as he sat back and screamed at the exciting news.

There are still several potential characters that could be H, including DCS Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin), DCC Andrea Wise (Elizabeth Rider), or even newcomer Marcus Thurwell (James Nesbitt) despite reportedly dying in a raid.

And even AC-12’s own Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) and DS Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) have been tipped as potential contenders.

Who is it?  There are several potential characters who could be fourth person, with AC-12's own Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) and Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) both being tipped as contenders before. [pictured with Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) right]

Who is it? There are several potential characters who could be fourth person, with AC-12’s own Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) and Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) both being tipped as contenders before. [pictured with Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) right]

Alison’s update comes after Phillip Schofield nearly let the spoiler slip when he discussed Sunday’s highly anticipated finale on Tuesday’s This Morning.

The host, 59, said he had to ‘be careful’ when he announced that he and Holly Willoughby, 40, would be interviewing a ‘very exciting guest’ next Monday, after the final episode airs.

Phillip kept the star’s identity shrouded in mystery, with Holly saying she was relieved that Phil was telling viewers the news and not her, for fear she would reveal a major spoiler.

Phil said, “The country is captivated by Line Of Duty that we have and I can only say that Monday’s show is a very exciting guest, in regards to that show, on Monday.”

Super fan Dermot?  Alison's co-host couldn't contain his excitement as he sat back and screamed at the exciting news that H would finally be exposed

Super fan Dermot? Alison’s co-host couldn’t contain his excitement as he sat back and screamed at the exciting news that H would finally be exposed

Trust no one: others who may still turn out to be bowed buyers include DCI Jo Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), DCI Ian Buckells (Nigel Boyle), and even DS Chris Lomax (Perry Fitzpatrick)

Trust no one: others who may still turn out to be bowed buyers include DCI Jo Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), DCI Ian Buckells (Nigel Boyle), and even DS Chris Lomax (Perry Fitzpatrick)

'Enter with caution': Phillip Schofield almost unleashed a Line Of Duty spoiler as they discussed Sunday's highly anticipated finale on Tuesday's This Morning

‘Enter with caution’: Phillip Schofield almost unleashed a Line Of Duty spoiler as they discussed Sunday’s highly anticipated finale on Tuesday’s This Morning

Holly replied, “I’m glad you’re saying this and not me, because I sure would have screwed that up.”

Phil replied, “I’m entering the line of what we were told we were allowed to say this morning and I think I got right in the middle of it.”

Holly showed her humor and said to him, “Treading the line of duty would be the thing to say.”

To which Phil laughed and said, “That’s exactly what it is. But we do have an exciting guest on Monday.

A dramatic trailer for the final episode of Line Of Duty released Monday left fans wondering if the poignant police thriller will return.

Who is H?  Line Of Duty is back on Sunday night and fans are curious to see if AC-12 will finally solve the case for the elusive H

Who is H? Line Of Duty is back on Sunday night and fans are curious to see if AC-12 will finally solve the case for the elusive H

Mysterious: The host, 59, said he had to be 'careful' as he announced they would be interviewing a 'very exciting guest' next Monday (photo Jo Davidson)

Mysterious: The host, 59, said he had to be ‘careful’ as he announced they would be interviewing a ‘very exciting guest’ next Monday (photo Jo Davidson)

It has been five years since anti-corruption police in the AC-12 unit began hunting down a mysterious curved copper copper known as H.

The 30-second trailer seemed to indicate that viewers will finally learn H’s identity as the sixth series of the BBC1 show comes to an end on Sunday.

The trailer had an element of finality, prompting fans to speculate that this could be the end of Line Of Duty.

Chief Inspector Ted Hastings, played by Adrian Dunbar, says, “All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated in particular by one officer – H, the fourth man.”

The future of the hugely popular drama has been unclear for a while as the BBC and show creator Jed Mercurio failed to confirm a new season.

Speaking of more possible series, Mercurio said Radio times earlier this year: ‘We don’t know. Since probably season four, we have been talking to the BBC about the realistic lifespan of the series. It’s an ongoing discussion that’s all I can say. ‘

Line Of Duty continues at 9pm on BBC One.

AC-12: The trailer opens with Chief Inspector Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), in which he says,

AC-12: The trailer opens with Chief Inspector Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), in which he says, “All of these suspicious deaths were orchestrated in particular by one officer, H. The Fourth Man”

DUTY: WHO IS THE FOURTH ‘H’?

Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio thrilled fans when he shared the first clue to season six’s plot on Twitter.

When uploading a photo of a packet of Australian chocolate chip cookies TimTams with the caption ‘#LineofDuty Series 6 Plot Clue No. 1 ‘, fans began to speculate furiously about what it could mean.

But a plot point hanging on the show’s next season centers on the ominous ‘H’ identity.

While the mystery was answered somewhat in the Season Five finale, it was also revealed that there are FOUR people related to ‘H’, the last of which is still unknown.

So who could it be?

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin)

She was one of season five’s standout characters, arriving towards the end of the series to interrogate Ted Hastings – who was believed to be ‘H’ at the time.

And while she seemed just outstanding at her job – and was determined to expose the corruption within the department – it could be that Patricia Carmichael was SO eager to blame Ted for distracting attention from herself.

Could SHE be the fourth ‘H’?

Her position of power and respect, along with her unnaturally steely and cutthroat demeanor, could well indicate this.

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar)

Ted Hastings was nominated as a candidate for ‘H’ by viewers of the show and the characters on the show.

But it looked like he had been acquitted by the end of season five and was allowed to run free.

But could it be possible that we are all threefold traversing ourselves? In fact, could he STILL be the potential fourth ‘H’?

The biggest problem with this theory is that Gill Biggeloe – one of three who turned out to be ‘H’ – was so against him. She wouldn’t work to scare him off if they were in the competition, would she?

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

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 powerful contender for ‘H’.

She constantly intervened in supporting the AC-12 investigations and removed them from the Operation Pear Tree investigation. She also initiated Ted Hastings’ investigation.

She also wants to cover up police corruption, despite the announcement at the end of season five, “This police will work tirelessly to root out rotten apples from its ranks.”

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

PCC Rohan Sindwhani (Ace Bhatti)

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

Any dark behavior suggests that “H” is involved, and so Rohan could indeed be guilty.

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