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No gender pay gap on Line of Duty, says star Vicky

By Hilary Duncanson

Actress Vicky McClure has said she does not understand why the gender pay gap exists as she told fans: "It doesn't happen on Line of Duty".

McClure, who along with Fermanagh's Adrian Dunbar, is one of the main stars of the hit BBC police drama which is filmed in Belfast, was asked for her views on the gender pay gap debate during a panel event at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

She told the audience at the city's main conference centre: "I just don't get it, I just don't understand why men feel they've got the right to get paid more than women. It's as simple as that.

"I don't agree with it, obviously, and it doesn't happen on Line of Duty, I can tell you that."

Her views were met with applause by members of the packed audience.

McClure was joined by Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio for a wide-ranging discussion on the show.

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