Vicky McClure’s performance in nail-baiting new drama Trigger Point earns actress rave reviews 

She became a household name in BBC drama Line Of Duty alongside Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston.

But it’s Vicky McClure’s latest role that has got social media talking, with many viewers of her new show Trigger Point taking to Twitter on Sunday to gush about her performance in the first episode.

Praising the actress – who stars as bomb disposal expert Lana ‘Wash’ Washington in the new ITV show – one fan exclaimed that Vicky, 38, was ‘back in all her glory’.

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Incredible: Vicky McClure’s latest role has got social media talking, with many viewers of her new show Trigger Point taking to Twitter on Sunday to gush about her performance

A second Twitter user said: ‘No surprise at how brilliant you are in Trigger Point,’ while a third penned: ‘Vicky McClure smashing it as always.’

A fourth echoed: ‘Wow! Girl crush continues, wonderful stuff.’

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‘Vicky McClure is incredible again,’ said a fifth, while a sixth gushed: ‘Bloody brilliant Vicky, brilliant!’

A seventh social media user wrote: ‘Vicky McClure was so good.’

High praise: Praising the actress – who stars as bomb disposal expert Lana ‘Wash’ Washington in the new ITV show – one fan exclaimed that Vicky, 38, was ‘back in all her glory’

Other rave reviews included: ‘Vicky McClure you are fantastic!’ and ‘Masterclass as per.’

Vicky has once again joined forces with director Jed Mercurio in the ITV drama where she plays a bomb disposal expert.

Earlier this month, Vicky opened up about her latest acting gig during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show and revealed it was harder to film than Line Of Duty.

Rave reviews: A second Twitter user said: ‘No surprise at how brilliant you are in Trigger Point,’ while a third penned: ‘Vicky McClure smashing it as always’

Of being the main character in the drama, written by Line Of Duty creator Jed Mercurio, she said: ‘It really took me by surprise – I felt like a crew member by the end because I had to be in every day.

‘When Martin and Adrian had an interrogation scene, I knew I could have four days off. It wasn’t the case in this show, but I was really up for it and the challenges I got were amazing.’

In Line Of Duty, Vicky played the role of DI Kate Fleming, while Martin was DI Steve Arnott and Adrian, Superintendent Ted Hastings.

She also shared in a Radio Times interview that she wanted to make a statement that ‘you don’t really need make-up’ while playing her new character.

Discussing her character Lana, who didn’t wear any make-up in the series, Vicky said: ‘I wore a crop top instead of an actual bra. I didn’t want the character to make a big deal about the way she looks. She is real and human.’

Vicky has become a household name in recent years thanks to her role as Kate Flemming in hit police drama Line Of Duty.

She first rose to prominence after playing Lol in Meadows’s 2006 film This Is England and the subsequent 2010 Channel 4 mini-series This Is England 86, written by Meadows and Jack Thorne.

Interview: Earlier this month, Vicky opened up about her latest acting gig during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show and revealed it was harder to film than Line Of Duty

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