Ackley Bridge season 3: Upsetting news shocks fans in episode two

Jo Joyner as Mandy Carter. Picture: Channel 4
Jo Joyner as Mandy Carter. Picture: Channel 4

After a dramatic incident saw two popular characters hit by a speeding car, viewers of Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge discovered the outcome during the most recent episode.

*Spoilers ahead for Ackley Bridge series three episode two*

Staff and students at Ackley Bridge College were given the news that student Missy Booth, played by Poppy Lee Friar, hadn't survived.

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The storyline shocked fans who took to social media to share their feelings.

One twitter user said: "2nd commercial break and i don’t know if i’ve ever been in so much pain while watching an ackley episode...brilliant acting, especially by @sarker and @AmyLHickman"

Another tweeted: "Giving us hope and then snatching it straight back away, that was brutal"

"We were only 15 mins into ep 2 of this season and one of the main characters just got killed off...u good channel 4?" one said.

Another twitter user said: "Missy can't be dead, it wouldn't be #AckleyBridge without her"

"#AckleyBridge is definitely the best thing on TV right now. You were brilliant tonight @AmyLHickman @sarker #RIPMissy" one tweeted.

Ackley Bridge will return next Tuesday (July 2)on Channel 4 at 8pm.

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