Television producers are gearing up to film a new series of the hit BBC thriller Bodyguard.
With a big emphasis on authenticity, the show will aim to reflect the events currently swirling around British politics.
It’s believed the story-line will centre on a desperate game of cat-and-mouse by the police to thwart a plot to chuck milkshake over one of the country’s leading political figures.
The show’s tag-line will be: “Bodyguard – Would You Take a Strawberry Sundae For The Prime Minister?”
Actor Richard Madden is pencilled in to return to his role as the hero of the show, the troubled Close Protection Officer David Budd.
In preparation for the special demands of the new series Madden has been spotted going to unarmed combat bootcamp, learning the drills which real life bodyguard recruits undertake.
And there has been a particular emphasis on tackling the menace posed by a king sized banana and salted caramel from Five Guys – now widely regarded as the milkshake of choice for radicalised Remain supporters.
Paparazzi photographer Kevin Klump said: “Yeah I was at the high-security bootcamp, hiding in a dustbin to get snaps of Richard going through all the training.
“There were lessons in judo, high speed driving, and the correct way to jump in front of an in-coming hostile Knickerbocker Glory.”
The new series is set in the near-future. Budd has been tasked with heading the security team in charge of protecting the Prime Minister, an Eton-old boy with a blonde locks and low morals called Alexander de Pfeffel.
In a thrilling climax, de Pfeffel takes to a zipwire as part of a publicity stunt which goes wrong and leads to him getting stuck high above London – alone and vulnerable to attack.
Budd sets off in a race against time to rescue the PM before the milkshake menace can reach him.