Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio admits he's been LYING about the finale 1 year ago

Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio admits he's been LYING about the finale

Warning: This story contains spoilers for Bodyguard. 

We mean it. Proceed with caution.

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For the last five weeks, Bodyguard has had us hooked on the twists, turns and...well, even more twisty-turns.

And we can't wait to see what the creator of the BBC One series, Jed Mercurio, has managed to come up with for the finale this weekend.

Especially after episode three, which saw Home Secretary Julia Montague killed in an explosion - and sent David Budd totally off the rails.

Following the episode, Mercurio appeared to confirm it when he told Radio Times that he "wanted to have this event mid-series that would completely alter the dynamic."

Admittedly, we're not entirely convinced she's dead. And many others aren't, either - especially after Mercurio's latest comments.

He told The Sun that he didn't "feel a great responsibility to tell the truth" - so it didn't matter what he said.

He explained:

"I tell the truth where it's the ethical thing to do, but in terms of entertainment there's a certain fun and a certain enjoyment that can be added to the experience by a few judicious lies.

"I've lied before about Keeley [Hawes, who played Julia] and it may well be I will lie again.

"We decided to keep secret the fact that Keeley Hawes returned in (Line of Duty). And the BBC publicists weren't permitted to lie. Their editorial guidelines say they're not allowed to mislead.

"However, both Keeley and I felt it was absolutely fine for us to lie. So (we each) gave an interview saying she wasn't in it. And we were able to progress this big, unexpected twist.

"So the odd well-judged lie I think is all part of the fun. It's all fair game."

It's not a confirmation that she's still alive. But it's also not a total denial.

Either way, there's not long left until we find out the truth.

Bodyguard will air the final (and extended) episode this Sunday, with the show joining Netflix next month.