The BBC's hit new series 'Bodyguard' has captivated viewers and while we are still only half-way through, BBC have announced the exciting news that the show will get an extended season finale.

It's no surprise since the series has been breaking ratings records for BBC One. The broadcaster confirmed to Digital Spy that the final episode will be 75 minutes long.

The show's creator Jed Mercurio said: "We're grateful to the BBC for agreeing to an extended finale of Bodyguard. This way BBC viewers will experience the full measure of a nail-biting climax to the series."

Bodyguard stars Richard Madden ('Game of Thrones') and Keeley Hawes ('Line of Duty') and follows the story of Police Sergeant David Budd, a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a specialist protection officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service. He is assigned to protect the ambitious Home Secretary Julia Montague, whose politics stand for everything he despises.

Catch 'Bodyguard' on Sunday night's on BBC One at 9pm.