Broadchurch stars were spotted in West Bay today ahead of tonight's final. 

Trish Winterman, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh, was spotted in the town this afternoon.

Commenting on Facebook, Echo reader and Broadchurch fan Michelle Aldridge write: "Visited west bay today and look who I bumped into, she wouldn't tell me who done it though, such a lovely lady."

Mark Latimer, played by Andrew Buchan, was also spotted in the area.

The final episode of Broadchurch will hit our screens at 9pm on ITV1, drawing to a close after eight weeks of 'whodunnit' guessing as Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (played by Olivia Colman) and DI Alec Hardy (played by David Tennant) close in on the attacker.

This series saw them lead an investigation into the rape of Trish Winterman in the fictional Dorset town.

The makers of the drama have been praised by police and rape counsellors who have said they hope the storyline will encourage real-life victims to come forward.