Bodyguard fans call it the BBC's 'best drama in 20 years' as nail-biting thriller heats up

In the second episode, the home secretary romped with her married protection officer after a bloody assassination attempt – and it left viewers wanting more.

Viewers of the tonight's show episode saw the politician, played by Keeley Hawes, 42, survive a horrifying attempt on her life being left cowering in a car covered in blood.

She later thanks her married protection officer David Budd, played by Richard Madden, 32, for saving her life and they end up having sex

The liaison came as the terror threat was raised — and senior officers pressure David to spy on Julia.

Fans couldn't get enough of the nail-biting drama and they flocked to Twitter to praise the BBC.

One tweeted: "@BBCOne #bodyguard is the best programme I’ve watched in a long time! Well done."

Another wrote: "#Bodyguard is the best ever thing the #BBC has aired in 20 years!"

A third added: "@_richardmadden and @Misskeeleyhawes are rocking #bodyguard – the tension in some of the scenes is nerve wracking."

The BBC one drama launched with 6.9million viewers last Sunday — and its creator is already planning a second series.

Writer Jed Mercurio, 52, shared the news on Twitter as he offered a cameo to former Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

Rudd, 55, wrote an article in The Sunday Times about the drama and her experience of working with her ministerial bodyguard.

Following the success of the first show, Line of Duty writer Mercurio tweeted: “Thanks to Amber Rudd for an interesting and thought provoking article on Bodyguard.

"Maybe she’ll honour us with a cameo appearance if we get a second series!”

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