Martin Compston warns fans about 'fake' Instagram account
10 April 2019 - 5:01 PM

Martin Compston warns fans about 'fake' Instagram account

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Martin Compston has solved a real-life mystery after discovering someone is posing as him on a "fake" Instagram account.

The 34-year-old actor is used to solving crimes as DS Steve Arnott in the BBC police corruption drama "Line of Duty", and now off-screen he has taken to Twitter to warn his followers that someone is using an Instagram profile to message "a lot of [his] female followers for details".

He tweeted: "Hey troops this stuff is usually harmless but this fake account apparently been messaging a lot of my female followers for details. Obviously not me thanks for people getting in touch to give me a heads up (sic)"

Martin is known for his straight-laced detective alter-ego, but he previously admitted it was quite hard to nail his London accent for the popular BBC One series, because he isn't very good at them.

He said: "I'm not [very good at accents] ... but that makes me work my a**e off to do them."

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And he always knows when he has "nailed" an accent because he wakes up talking in his well-practised voice, and even sometimes dreams about it.

He added: "I've always had a good work ethic. I get so over-prepared so I've got no excuses on the day. You know you've nailed it when you wake up in the morning and you're talking to yourself in the accent.

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"Your mind just goes to it. You have dreams in it, for sure, because you're doing it that much."

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