Rumours have been circulating all week since Martin Freeman’s real life partner and actress Amanda Abbington was spotted in a scene with Sherlock during their night shoot in Bristol on Monday 25th March.

This morning it was confirmed by the BBC via Twitter that she is definitely part of the cast in a role that “significantly” impacts on the lives of John and Sherlock:

Full article from the Radio Times here:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-03-27/martin-freemans-partner-amanda-abbington-joins-the-cast-of-sherlock

The speculation will no doubt continue…I’m going to stick my neck out and say that I don’t think she’ll be playing Mary Morstan. It’s just too obvious, surely…