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Line of Duty's Martin Compston and Vicky McClure celebrate for a very special reason

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The Line of Duty family are celebrating this weekend for a very special reason - it's both Martin Compston and Vicky McClure’s birthdays!

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On Saturday May 8, Martin, who plays Steve Arnott in the BBC drama, reached his 37th birthday, while Kate Fleming actress Vicky turned 38.

To mark the occasion Martin shared a hilarious throwback photo of the pair at an eighties themed party. 

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Dressed as Wham's George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in the picture, Martin can be seen wearing a Choose Love T-shirt, while Vicky rocks a double denim ensemble.

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"WHAM birthday twins," Martin wrote, sharing the snap to Instagram stories. "Have a belter @vickymcclure."

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Vicky and Martin share the same birthday

Vicky in turn shared a post to celebrate the occasion but opted for a more recent photo of the pair on The Jonathan Ross Show. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY @mrmartincompston," she captioned it.

"Sharing my birthday with one of my best mates in the world is nearly as special as getting a promotion before you!!! Love ya mate! Have a great day dancing in the rain!! Xxx," she joked, referring to her character being promoted before Steve.

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Vicky also shared a snap of the two to mark the occasion

It's been less than a week since series six of Line of Duty finished which saw AC-12 finally uncover the elusive 'H', but fans have been desperately awaiting news about a potential seventh season.

Following Sunday's episode, the BBC has shared a cryptic statement from its Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore, suggesting that a decision over the future of the show has not been made yet.

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"Jed Mercurio is a master of his craft, and I would like to congratulate him and the entire cast and crew for delivering such an incredible drama series," it read. "I'm looking forward to having a conversation with the team about where we go next and what the future of the series might be."

Meanwhile, Martin has revealed that fans might be waiting a while before an official announcement comes out. Chatting on the popular fan podcast Shrine of Duty, he said: "We don't know. That's nothing new. Jed will only do it if there's a story to be told. Jed always takes time after a series, a couple of months."

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