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The Bay: viewers all saying the same thing about episode one

Fans took to Twitter

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
13 January 2022
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The highly-anticipated third season of ITV's The Bay made its debut on Wednesday night and viewers are all saying the same thing about the episode.

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The first instalment saw new recruit DS Jenn Townsend, played by Marsha Thomason, take on a new murder case after moving her family to Morecombe. 

WATCH: What did you think of the first episode?

Taking to Twitter, fans of the show have pointed out that the actor who plays sixth-former Jamal Rahman, Nadeem Islam, looks slightly older than his character. One person wrote: "Good to see a greater diversity of actors but not sure that Jamal looks a sixth-former."

While viewers have noticed that Nadeem looks slightly older than the character he's playing - which is a common practice in the world of television - they also took to social media to praise the actor's performance. One person tweeted: "This fella is an excellent actor that is for sure," while another added: "The best thing about #TheBay season three is Jamal."

Many fans enjoyed the episode and took to Twitter to praise the new series' "fantastic" opening. One person wrote: "Great opening episode - new characters - same sharp script - and top draw acting. #TheBay is a rare series that seems to get better each outing."

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Another person commented: "Well #TheBay, you got me again hook line and sinker! Absolutely loved it. Can't wait for episode two and no I am NOT going to binge-watch the whole series! Superb casting and writing once again."

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Viewers praised Nadeem Islam's performance

Many fans ended up binge-watching the entire series on Wednesday evening, with one person tweeting: "Just finished my binge-watch of TheBay. No spoilers obviously, but definitely worth staying up till 3:30am for," while another added: "Finished series three of The Bay and loved it, really hope there’s another." 

Actor Daniel Ryan, who plays Jenn's boss DI Tony Manning, also took to Twitter after seeing the positive reaction from viewers, teasing the rest of the series. He wrote: "Thanks for your time and your positive response. It’s a real doozy this time, so many suspects. 

"For those about to binge, I salute you but please keep anything you find out top secret and we’ll see you next week if you like it the traditional way."

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