Viewers left in tears and devastated by shock in Our Girl

Fans of military drama Our Girl have hit out at the show for killing off Elvis Harte, played by Luke Pasqualino.

Many took to Twitter to say they were devastated and heartbroken by the decision, with some even announcing that they will not be watching the next part of the series.

Elvis’s time alongside Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan) was cut short on the BBC1 show on Tuesday night as he was caught in an explosion during the last episode of the show’s latest Nepal Tour run.

One angry fan demanded on Twitter: “Why the hell would you kill off elvis in #ourgirl worst decision ever.”

Another said simply: “Sorry I won’t be watching Our Girl without Elvis in it.”

“Our girl is no longer worth watching without Elvis #OurGirl,” added one viewer, while another said: “Hating on the BBC for killing Elvis.”

Among those who came together to mourn the loss of the cheeky London-based character, one distraught fan said: “When your heart’s actually broke with the finale of Our Girl…had to rewatch it again and I’ve cried even more. Elvis.”

Another admitted: “Cried my eyes out at #OurGirl how can they kill Elvis.”

Luke’s character has risen through the military ranks on the show after joining the SAS selection following a number of tours with the Army.

Despite breaking Georgie’s heart earlier in the show – for which he has been desperately trying to make amends – he has won over viewers with his bravery and skill while working on counter-terrorism and drug operations in the Middle and Far East, Afghanistan and Syria.

The programme will return without Elvis next year when 2-Section and Special Forces head to northern Nigeria to assist following the kidnapping. It will mark the second of the three-part tour, each broadcast over four episodes.

Michelle Keegan reprises her role as Corporal Georgie Lane in the upcoming series
Michelle Keegan reprises her role as Corporal Georgie Lane in the upcoming series (BBC/PA)

 

A first-look image of the upcoming season shows a muddied Georgie flanked by two soldiers as she is pulled back to the front line while still trying to get over the loss of her friend.