Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden, The Bodyguard
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Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes agrees to do Strictly’s Christmas special

Will Richard Madden be up for joining her?

Bodyguard fever is sweeping the nation… it even got several mentions on Strictly Come Dancing last night.

And contestant Seann Walsh performed a Bodyguard-themed routine with his pro partner Katya Jones.

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Seann played a bodyguard character for his performance (Credit: BBC)

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But come Christmas we could see the real deal tripping the light fantastic.

Keeley Hawes has basically said she’d be up for doing the special, after film critic Peter Bradshaw posted that he wanted to see her and co-star Richard Madden do the tango on the festive ep.

Naturally, her followers immediately got very excited…

Make this happen, please!

Meanwhile, Bodyguard fans will finally be learning the identity of the killer in tonight’s concluding episode.

Audiences have been gripped by the series about controversial Home Secretary Julia Montague, played by Keeley, and her PTSD-suffering protection officer David Budd, played by Richard Madden.

The drama, penned by Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, centres around Afghanistan war veteran Budd and his personal battles, and Montague, whose decision to hand the investigation of recent terror events to the Security Service ruffles feathers.

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Budd becomes the hunted in the finale (Credit: BBC)

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She was also widely criticised for pushing a new counter-terrorism bill through Parliament, which would give the security services the ability for mass surveillance.

Fans have been waiting eagerly to find out who was behind the bomb that killed her during a high-profile speech in a surprise twist, and have watched as Budd tries to unravel the mystery around her death.

However, in a trailer for the final episode – which will last for an extended 75 minutes – Budd appears to be at the centre of the manhunt himself.

There has also been speculation that Julia may still be alive, fuelled by Mercurio himself. We’ll all know the truth very soon!

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