Line of Duty season 6: Is DI Chloe Bishop Tony Gates’s daughter?

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Line of Duty season six had fans on the edge of their seats for seven weeks. In the end, the identity of H was finally revealed as Ian Buckell’s (played by Nigel Boyle) but one question that remained on viewers minds throughout the season was newcomer DC Chloe Bishop’s (Shalom Brune-Franklin) past. Is Chloe Bishop Tony Gates’s (Lennie James) daughter? has everything you need to know.

Is Chloe Bishop Tony Gates’s daughter?

Chloe Bishop was introduced in episode one of Line of Duty season six.

She was AC-12’s latest recruit, helping dig deep into Operation Lighthouse and in the end, provided the vital information which led to the unmasking of H.

Unfortunately, viewers did not get to learn too much about Chloe’s personal background.

Fans of Line of Duty since the very beginning remembered almost instantly Tony Gates has a daughter called Chloe, which led many to suspect Chloe Bishop was actually Tony Gates’s daughter.

Tony Gates was one of the first bent coppers under investigation by AC-12 in season one of the award-winning series.

During investigations, it was revealed he had two daughters with his wife Jools (Kate Ashfield), Natalie and Chloe.

Worse, if the two were related, there was the risk Chloe herself was also corrupt.

Over seven weeks, fans shared their theories online about Chloe and Tony’s connection.

Taking to Twitter, one fan said: “This is deffo Anthony Gates daughter Chloe. She now goes by the last name Bishop but I reckon it was Gates.”

While another added: “I’m convinced Chloe’s dodgy! She could be Tony’s daughter and I don’t believe she couldn’t reach the van hatch – convenient that Jonesy ended up dying instead and she was also in the room when Steve and the lawyer exchanged nods to confirm he’d spoken anonymously.”

On the other hand, a second fan noticed Chloe Bishop’s name on the credits was spelt with an umlaut above the O.

They posted on Reddit: “So the 2 chloes, series 1 being gates’ daughter doesn’t have the accent on her name, whereas series 6 does. This disproves the theories that they are the same person.”

Reddit user, Abik123456789 added: “If she was bent trying to avenge her dad

“Even that’s a stretch, because if that was the case she’d surely want revenge on the people who corrupted and led her dad down the path that leads to his death. That’s not AC-12, that was Jackie Laverty and the OCG.”

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Thankfully, Shalom Brune-Franklin who played Chloe in the series addressed the rumours.

Speaking to Stylist, Brune-Franklin said: “My family and friends have called me at random times saying: “I’ve just seen this article saying you might be Tony Gates’ daughter, are you?” I have to say: ‘I’m not going to answer these questions because you don’t really want me to answer them either. You love the thrill of the chase.'”

When pressed further if she was his daughter, Brune-Franklin teased: “I like it. I like it.”

Unfortunately, fans are not one step closer to the truth.

Hopefully, Line of Duty will return for a seventh series alongside Brune-Franklin and viewers will get to know more about the AC-12 officer who cracked the H case. will update this article when more information about season seven of Line of Duty is available.

Who plays Chloe Bishop in Line of Duty?

Shalom Brune-Franklin plays the role of Chloe Bishop in Line of Duty.

Brune-Franklin is an English-Australian actress, best known for playing Private Maisie Richards in Our Girl.

Line of Duty fans may also recognise her from her role as Umm Khulthum in The State.

Brune-Franklin is also well known for playing Aoife in Doctor Doctor and Rose Dietl in Roadkill.

Her other credits include Cursed, Bad Mothers and Thor: Ragnarok.

Line of Duty is streaming on the BBC iPlayer now

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