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Liverpool Echo
Kate Lally

Happy Valley stunt double footage has fans' 'hearts in their mouths'

Happy Valley star James Norton has shared a behind-the-scenes video from the filming of the show's anticipated finale.

The Tommy Lee Royce actor said: "Spoiler alert", before adding he had "waited a beat" to share the clip. Happy Valley drew to its final conclusion on February 5.

The gritty BBC drama followed as Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) endured a cat-and-mouse vendetta with nemesis Tommy Lee Royce. Happy Valley returned for its third season after a huge six years off-screen.

READ MORE: Happy Valley fans 'work out' what happened after credits rolled

Its final episode saw Tommy's demise, with tense scenes as he broke into Catherine's house. She found him sat at her kitchen table, having taken a number of pills, and drinking from a vodka bottle.

Having sustained a number of major internal injuries, Tommy was unable to run, and said he refused to go back to prison. In dramatic scenes, he then doused himself in petrol before setting himself alight.

On Thursday, James took to Instagram to share a clip that showed just how the scene was filmed. He thanked stunt double Leo Woodruff for playing Tommy as "he" was set on fire.

Fans were loving the footage. Taking to the comments section, Helen said: "Amazing series, might have to binge watch again".

Avril said: "Phew! Fab scene, and to see how it was done!", while Joanne said: "Wow, heart in my mouth watching this last episode, now again with this behind the scenes!"

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