A LINE of Duty fan favourite has revealed she was cut from series six after the BBC forced her to make an impossible choice.
Taj Atwal joined the hit BBC crime drama in series five as PC Tatleen Sohota and played a crucial part in helping AC-12 uncover the truth about John Corbett’s ties to the Organised Crime Group.
However, when series six debuted on Sunday night, viewers quickly noticed Tatleen was nowhere to be seen and wondered where she was.
Now Taj has explained her absence and revealed she won’t be in series six at all after landing a bigger role on another BBC show, The Syndicate.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Taj said: “I couldn’t make the dates work alongside The Syndicate. I had to choose and it was not an easy decision.”
Having to choose between two big BBC shows wasn’t easy, but Taj felt her role in The Syndicate would give her the chance to “play a completely different character”.
The Syndicate has been created by acclaimed writer Kay Mellor – who brought us Fat Friends – and Taj was excited at the prospect of working with her.
She said: “It was not easy but, Kay is very hard to turn down because she is just so lovely, and I’ve worked with her so much previously, and Roxy was a just completely different character for me to play and just challenge myself, really.”
Meanwhile, Line of Duty fans think they have figured out who the final ‘H’ is thanks to an easy-to-miss golf club clue.
Back in series three, DI Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan gave a dying confession that he was a ‘Caddie’ and there were four corrupt officers with the moniker ‘H’.
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Along with him, Derek Hilton and Gill Biggeloe have also been exposed, meaning there is one more senior officer to find.
After series six’s first episode, some fans think they have figured out who that is, pointing the finger at DCI Ian Buckells.
The character – played by Nigel Boyle – was seen with golf clubs in the corner of his office, and they immediately linked that to what they already know about ‘H’.
Line of Duty continues Sunday, March 28 at 9pm on BBC One.