Vicky McClure ‘s partner says that Martin Compston gifting her a Celtic top was ‘a bit naughty’ after she filmed herself dancing around in it on Twitter.
TalkSPORT broadcaster Jonny joked that the Scots actor knew exactly what he was doing when he sent her the top, after she was inundated with messages from Rangers fans about the old team rivalry.
Vicky wore the Celtic top for a lockdown video that swiftly went viral after she donned the famed green and white jersey.
Jonny, who reckons it was all a bit of fun, can’t wait to meet all Scottish football fans at Saint Luke’s venue in Glasgow when he hosts the Scottish premiere of his documentary The Three Kings on October 13 to support John Hartson’s charity.
He said he’d received support from Martin as well as other Line of Duty stars ahead of the gala showing.
He said: “Martin’s a big supporter of the night and good on social media. He’s such a well loved Scotsman and terrific. Adrian Dunbar said he loved it too.
He added: “Martin is a big football supporter as you know. He bought Vicky a Celtic top as present and she put it on her social media and got so many messages.
She said to me: “‘I’m getting a bit of stick from Rangers over it’ and I told her there was quite bit of rivalry. I told her ‘You’ve nailed your colours to the mast there with Celtic. There is a very passionate rivalry.'”
“Martin was being a bit naughty because he hadn’t told her.”
Jonny said that Vicky knows a lot more about Scottish football now after he spent a large part of lockdown making the documentary about the three Scottish giants of football – Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Matt Busby.
The three men who managed Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester United respectively were great friends and their successes and story of their special friendship is told in the documentary.
He said: “Vicky loved it and I got a lot of it done during lockdown.
I edited a lot in the front room and had post-it notes on the table as I was planning the story.
“She asked how long it would take and after two years of making it she was happy to get the room back.
I would check if she could understand the film without prior knowledge of everyone and understand it and she was a good sounding board.
“She was really interested in the story of how Manchester United became a team too and the tragedy they faced.
“She also really liked the stuff on Shankly and hearing about Liverpool in the seventies and she said it was amazing to hear about the Celtic story.”
“Vicky is currently filming in Nottingham so can’t come to the Scots date but we will all get together again at Christmas time.”
Tickets for the gala screening of the five star football documentary featuring director Jonny Owen in conversation with John Hartson, with questions from the audience are available here.