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Bodyguard finale hailed by fans as over 10 million tune in – but could Julia still be alive?

Gripping twists and turns were almost TOO much for some viewers

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Over 10 million people watched the explosive final episode of BBC drama Bodyguard last night – with an audience peak of 11 million for the programme’s last moments.

And while many of those fans were thrilled by the tense climax, others were left rather confused by the episode’s numerous surprise twists and turns.

Viewers were stunned as it was eventually revealed suicide bomber Nadia was responsible for the blast that finished off Julia Montague and planned the attack on the school of David Budd’s children.

And as it became clear Nadia was not an ally to David, crime boss Luke Aitkens and corrupt CSI Lorraine Craddock were also unmasked as conspirators in the labyrinthine plot.

CSI Craddock was in on the conspiracy (Credit: iPlayer)

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Luke was desperate to ensure Home Secretary Julia did not transfer powers to prevent organised crime from the police to the security and foil his operations.

And shockingly, Lorraine collaborated with him to pass on secret information about where Julia would be at any given time to help set her up for an attack.

But among the thousands of tweets praising writer Jed Mercurio for keeping them on the edge of their seats, it seems some viewers found the 75 minute feature-length episode a little too OTT to keep their attention.

And despite being apparently killed off in a bomb blast earlier in the series – and failing to reappear in last night’s final episode of the series – many viewers are still convinced Julia Montague is alive.

Nadia had been foiled in the first episode – but, unlike, Julia, she returned (Credit: iPlayer)

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Without having seen her dead body on screen, many fans refuse to accept the character is actually dead.

Theories floated on Twitter to account for a possible comeback in a later series included Julia returning with a baby in tow and also as double agent, adding more intrigue to an already incredible storyline.

Fans are hoping against hope for a comeback from Julia, played by Keeley Hawes (Credit: BBC)

But perhaps most exciting for viewers watching last night was the unexplained sight of a mysterious figure seen in a window.

Could Julia really come back from the dead?

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