Line of Duty: Martin Compston reveals his hilarious on-set celebration at Scotland’s penalty shootout win over Serbia

Martin Compston gave viewers a hilarious look behind the scenes on the set of Line of Duty on Wednesday, as he revealed how he celebrated Scotland’s penalty shoot out victory over Serbia in November.

The Greenock-born star told fans on Twitter that he had not been able to show the clip sooner because it might have given away a plot point for the second episode of the latest series.

“With an ep 2 epaulettes spoiler out the way,” he tweeted, “I can reveal what happens when your in the middle of raiding bent coppers but Scotland are in a penalty shoot out to end 20 year of heartache (sic).”

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Scotland made it through to their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup with a victory over Serbia in November last year - while Line of Duty series six was still being filmed.

The 36-year-old added: “Steve to Scots in point zero seconds.”

In the video, he can be seen sitting in one of the production’s police cars while asking the crew - in his character’s English accent - to wait while he watched the shootout.

But as soon as Scotland won 5-4 on penalties, Compton’s Scottish accent re-emerges.

"Yes! Come on! Come on Scotland! Yes! Come On!" he can be heard shouting, - before beeping the car’s horn and hugging his co-star in the passenger seat.

Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott in the BBC's hit Sunday night drama 'The Line of Duty'.
Martin Compston as DS Steve Arnott in the BBC's hit Sunday night drama 'The Line of Duty'.

He added the hashtag “#yessirwecanboogie” to his tweet, in a knod to a viral video of the Scotland squad’s celebration while dancing to Bacarra’s 1977 hit, ‘Yes Sir, I can Boogie”.

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