The gripping finale of BBC's 'Bodyguard' took place last night, a series that quickly cemented itself as one of the TV shows of the year with the highest viewing figures for any opening episode of a drama on the UK broadcaster in years.

Fans will be happy to hear that that may not have been the last we saw of David Budd (Richard Madden). 'Bodyguard' creator Jed Mercurio told The Sun that he is certainly considering not just one more season of the hit show, but many more.

"It's probably fair to say we would probably approach any thoughts of a second series with the idea that it would create an opportunity for a third or fourth," he said.

"We do feel very privileged and fortunate that there's been such a response that it gives us that opportunity to at least think about doing more."

It should be noted though that there has been no official confirmation from the BBC that the series will be renewed, and if it is, it could still be a while away yet with Mercurio adding that he would need to finish the latest series of one of his other shows, 'Line of Duty', first.

"We're going to be shooting right up until a few days before Christmas and doing all our editing early in the New Year, so I'm full-time on 'Line of Duty'," he said.

While speaking about a possible second season of 'Bodyguard' on 'This Morning' last week, Mercurio said: "We don't know yet. We're just beginning that conversation with the BBC."

Not sure how we feel about throwing poor David Budd into the fray again, hasn't the poor fella been through enough?

Saying that, we'd still watch the sh*t out of another season.