BODYGUARD star Stuart Bowman put on his best poker face on today’s Good Morning Britain and refused to deny Keeley Hawes’ Julia Montague died in last week’s shock explosion.
The actor was grilled by Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan but expertly evaded the question in a way that his head of MI5 alter-ego would be proud of.
ITV Bodyguard star Stuart Bowman put on his best poker face on today’s Good Morning Britain and refused to deny Keeley Hawes’ Julia Montague died in last week’s shock explosion
Susanna bluntly asked: “Is Julia Montague dead?”
Stuart remained stern-faced before breaking into a grin.
He swerved on to his son believing he really was the intelligence service, prompting Piers to bring the subject back to Julia.
Admitting he was trying to avoid it, he added: “You don’t want to know, do you?” Adding that people approached him in the street with their theories.
The creator of the hit BBC show the Bodyguard has explained why he decided to kill off Julia halfway through the series.
ITV The actor was grilled by Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan but expertly batted the question in a way that his head of MI5 alter-ego would be proud of
ITV Stuart remained stern-faced before breaking into a grin
Speaking with the Radio Times Jed Mercurio also addressed criticisms that the drama is anti-Islamic and confirmed he would like to do a second series.
Jed said: “I think there’s a certain expectation with series TV that it will always orbit around an equilibrium, in which nothing much changes for the main stars, and there are no drastic changes to the set-up, especially now things tend to run for several series.
“But, with my work, I like to try to do things that move the story on, and with Bodyguard I wanted to have this event mid-series that would completely alter the dynamic.”
The Bodyguard creator has explained why he decided to kill off a main character halfway through the series
Viewers of the hit BBC drama were left stunned when the Home Secretary – played by Keeley Hawes – succumbed to her injuries caused by the bomb blast the previous week.
Fans of the show – and of Keeley – were hoping that, because they never saw her dead body – she would come back in a shock twist.
But a tweet of this week’s Radio Times magazine nipped that idea in the bud with the headline: “Why she had to die” written across a picture of Keeley as Julia.
Keeley, 42, took to Twitter to thanks fans for their “lovely messages” regarding the show.
BBC Bodyguard viewers were left shocked as Keeley Hawes’ character was killed off
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Tweeting a twin up of pictures of her with her co-star Richard Madden, Keeley wrote: “It has been amazing to be part of #Bodyguard. “Everyone’s enthusiasm for the show has made it so exciting. Thanks again for watching and for the lovely messages.”
Referring to the Whitney Houston song from the classic 1992 movie of a similar name, she added: “And Iiiiieeiiiieeeiiiiiiiiii will always love youuuuuuuuuuuuu! @_richardmadden”.
The fourth episode of the hit BBC drama began in the aftermath of the explosion which went off during Home Secretary Julia Montague’s speech.
For the first 15 minutes, viewers had no idea if Julia – played by Keeley – had survived the blast, but eventually, it was revealed she had succumbed to her injuries.