Bodyguard star Stuart Bowman has refused to confirm that the character of Keely Hawes is dead in the successful BBC series.
The actor, who plays MI5's head of security on the BBC One-drama, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday and was consumed by a whim of hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.
In the episode of Bodyguard last week, Richard Madden's character David Budd saw his client and lover, Julia Montague, who died from the shock explosion at the end of episode three.
Is she or not she? Bodyguard star Stuart Bowman has refused to confirm that the character of Keely Hawes is dead in the booming BBC series
But with two more episodes to go, fan theories are widespread that the Home Secretary is not really dead, especially because viewers did not see their demise on the screen.
Instead, doctors were showing the news to Julia's mother while Dave watched, after she apparently succumbed to her hospital injuries.
Piers asked the question on everyone's lips during GMB's interview with Stuart on Wednesday, and demanded: & # 39; Is Julia Montague dead or not?
Questions: Stuart Bowman, who plays MI5's head of security on Bodyguard, appeared on Wednesday's GMB and was hit by a grilling from host Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid
Twist: In the episode of last week, Bodyguard saw the character of Richard Madden, David Budd, to his client and lover. Julia Montague died during the shock explosion at the end of episode three
After smiling and trying to postpone the question, Susanna finally got the coy actor to admit: & # 39; You really do not want to know. People offer their theories and then only look at me. & # 39;
The actor admitted, however, that he liked working with Keeley and stumbled: "She is funny, that's the beauty. We laugh. It was just fun, she only has funny bones. & # 39;
Bodyguard-maker Jed Mercurio revealed earlier this week that he decided to kill a main character halfway through the series because the audience would never expect it.
Discussing his decision to apparently write her off the show, Jed admitted that he wanted to change the dynamics of the six-part hit that got out of hand.
Shock: Bodyguard-maker Jed Mercurio has revealed that he decided to kill a main character half way through the series because the audience would never expect it
In a speech to Radio Times, the maker of Line of Duty said: "I think there is a certain expectation in TV series that it will always circle around a balance, where there is not much change for the main stars and no drastic changes to the set are -up, especially now that things tend to run for different series.
& # 39; But with my work I try to do things that drive the story, and with Bodyguard I wanted to have this mid-range, which would change the dynamics completely.
Add: & # 39; I remember that as a child I watched TV, and if there was some kind of danger to the hero, I could reassure myself that they were what I am a & # 39; Can not call-dying & # 39; -personage, so everything would be alright. & # 39;
Ver Change the momentum & # 39 ;: now that he discusses his decision to write her off the show, Jed admitted that he & # 39; the dynamics & # 39; to change the six-part hit that got out of hand, which also shines Richard Madden
No stranger to Jed & # 39; s no hold blocked writing, Kieley's Line of Duty character DI Lindsay Denton, was sent to an early grave when he killed her in the fifth episode of series three.
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When asked if she commented on a seemingly ongoing theme, he insisted that Keeley was on board with the decision to be broadcast in the series before her appearance, though to the despair of fans.
He said: "Yes, she did. But she did it, as usual, with a good mood. I think it is her job as a whole and the role. I think she thinks it's better to do a couple of episodes of something meaty than a lot of episodes of something thin & # 39; s. & # 39;
Keeley, 42, shared a sweet tribute to her time in the show as the character, with humor to try to reassure fans of the BBC One series, which in more than a decade has become the biggest new drama on British television .
Laughter is the best medicine: Bodyguard-star Keeley shared a gut about the hit BBC One show on Monday after THAT shocking turn
The actress wrote on actress on Twitter: & # 39;It was great to be part of #Bodyguard. The enthusiasm of everyone for the show has made it so exciting. & # 39;
She added: "Thank you again for watching and for the beautiful messages. And Iiiiieeiiiieeeiiiiiiiiii will always love youuuuuuuuuuuuu! @_richardmadden (sic) & # 39;
Her entertaining post was a reference to the Whitney Houston song I Will Always Love You, which was the theme song for 1992 The Bodyguard.
During the third episode, Keeley & # 39; s character gave a speech about her controversial RIPA-18 law at the St Matthews College when a bomb went off, flying through the air.
Drama: the news of her death put Richard's character PS David Budd in a downward spiral, as he was seen by placing a pistol against his head and tapping the trigger later in the episode
It was unclear what her fate was, but then, in the middle of Sunday's episode, her family was told at the hospital that she had died from her injuries.
The news of her death put Richard's character David David David in a downward spiral, when he was seen to put a gun to his head and later pull the trigger in the episode.
Fortunately for Madden's fans, the gun used by the police chief was a blank – apparently manipulated by someone with access to his apartment.
During the episode, fans recorded Twitter to express their shock and disbelief on the various curveballs used throughout the hour-long episode.
Shock: The episode of Sunday night caused fans to be destroyed after Home Secretary Julia Montague was suddenly murdered after the bombing during last week's episode
The BBC One series has achieved consolidated viewing figures of 10.4 million for the first episode.
This is the highest launch figure for every new drama in all UK channels since 2006, the company said.
The series began on 26 August, when it scored the highest nightly audience this year for a drama run by more than a million viewers.
Bodyguard continues on BBC One on Sunday at 9:00 PM.
Impressive: the BBC series has achieved consolidated viewing figures of 10.4 million for the first episode, the highest starting figure for every new drama on all UK channels since 2006