Jodie Comer’s character Villanelle goes from sick assassin to born-again Christian in the final series of Killing Eve

IT has always broken boundaries and kept viewers hooked with a stream of constant surprises – but the next series of Killing Eve will deliver its biggest shock yet.

Because the fourth and final season of the BBC drama will see its central character, bisexual Villanelle, transform from sick assassin to born-again Christian.

It’s a twist which will ensure the global hit and its central star Jodie Comer go out with a bang, delighting their loyal followers.

A TV insider said: “Villanelle actually turns to God quite early on in the fourth season, which will be a real eye-opener for viewers since she’s spent most of her life murdering people.

"But it’s a characteristic curveball from the makers of Killing Eve, who have always liked to keep fans on their toes with unexpected plots.

“And this ensures the drama, which has been one of the most talked about of the past three years, doesn’t end by simply tapering off.”

Since Killing Eve started in 2018, Jodie has become a household name thanks to playing the unhinged Russian killer obsessed with her pursuer, MI6 agent Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh.

The show, created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has seen Villanelle stab, poison, shoot and choke her victims.

And after a second and third series aired in 2019 and 2020, it attracted a long line of big-name actors including Fiona Shaw, Dame Harriet Walter and Steve Pemberton.

Filming of the fourth series was held up due to Coronavirus restrictions, but production has just restarted and the resulting episodes are set to air next year.I’d love to see Villanelle go the whole hog and end the show as a nun . . .

Two new hotties to handle

NETFLIX introduced two new contestants on its steamy show Too Hot to Handle yesterday: Christina, 31, a pilot from Italy, and Robert, 29, a salesman from the UK.

Christina says she isn’t afraid to get what she wants while Robert says he’s a gentleman. They already sound like a good match.


SIMON Cowell has just unveiled a new ITV gameshow called Walk the Line – where he’ll head up a panel judging various musical variety acts.

But judging by these photos from America’s Got Talent, we’re lucky he’s alive to be taking part. Simon tricked fellow judge Sofia Vergara on the US spin-off of Britain’s Got Talent by pretending she had shot him in the chest with a crossbow bolt.

Sofia had revealed she loved the BGT’s danger acts when they go wrong, so he decided to prank her. Simon asked Sofia to fire a bolt at a balloon on his head, while blindfolded but helped by a guide.

Simon then got crew to plant a mock bolt on him and, before Sofia took off the face covering, lay down on the floor to play dead. But thankfully he’s still with us and will be fit for Walk the Line, which is due to air later this year.

Performers can take a cash payout at the end of each round – or gamble by rejecting it in the hope they pass the next round. With each round, the potential winnings rise.

Seems that Simon really does like torturing people, doesn’t he?


VIEWERS may have noticed how experts ensure their books are proudly on show in the background when being interviewed via Zoom.

But on his latest podcast, Frank Sinner pointed out how Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis took this to the next level when he was on Politics Live.

The Room 101 host said: “I was braced for the book in the background as there’s a lot of that (but) he’s obviously cleared some books.

“He’s got an array of awards behind him. There was even his OBE.

"You know it comes in a case? He’d got that open and upright like a birthday card. His OBE behind him – I mean, come on!”

Frank then speculated how Martin might use his gong, joking: “I imagine he arrives at places…you know when cops hold up their badge in films when they turn up? Martin arrives at a restaurant: ‘OBE!’”


TV comic Miranda Hart has spoken for the first time since taking time out of the limelight after the death of her beloved dog, Peggy, in January.

Six months ago Miranda wrote: “Fellow dog owners will know the excruciating sadness of losing your loving, loyal best friend.”

Writing on her website this week she said: “As you know I’ve been taking some time away and slowing down for a bit.

"It’s always important to live in a pattern of listening to your body and meeting your needs to be the best version of you for yourself, your loved ones and your unique purpose in the world.

“Don’t go forgetting how valuable you are, even if you don’t feel it.”

Bathurst in The Larkins

COLD Feet star Robert Bathurstis the latest big name to join the cast of The Larkins.

He’ll play Johnny Delamere in ITV’s reboot of classic Nineties drama, The Darling Buds of May, which also stars The Chase host Bradley Walsh as Pop Larkin, and Joanna Scanlan as his wife, Ma.

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