The Bay fans moan theyve solved murder in first episode as they rumble killer

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The Bay fans were left rolling their eyes during the debut of series three as they moaned that they'd already solved the murder at the centre of the ITV drama.

Teenage boxing superstar Saif was killed right at the start of episode one with new family liaison officer DS Jenn Townsend determined to get to the bottom of his brutal murder.

But with the Rahman family devastated and still determined to hide some secrets, it didn't take long until one theory reigned supreme in the social media world.

And it was when meeting teenage son and brother to the deceased Jamal that suspicions grew, especially as some fans thought he looked "too old" to still be in sixth form.

Taking to Twitter, one fan predicted: "We going with Jamal did it?"

As someone else posted: "By the look of the 16-year-old Jamal who looks more like 35, I reckon he did it!"

Another fan even had a theory as to Jamal's motive, writing: "I'm now suspicious of Jamal. I have a feeling he is left out quite a lot – could this have been why he did it?"

"Jamal is fibbing!" a fourth fan insisted.

Others were simply distracted by what appears to be an age related blunder in the show, with one fan writing: "Has Jamal been held back at school? For like 40 years?"

"Jamal is the only boy at high school with a wife, mortgage and two kids he's putting through uni!" someone else echoed.

As a third viewer penned: "I reckon Jamal is really their dad!"

Jamal is played by Nadeem Islam, a Deaf actor keen to see more Deaf roles on TV after the success of Strictly Come Dancing's Rose Ayling-Ellis.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Nadeem opened up on the difficulties of appearing in the drama, explaining: "At first I got 'Deaf anxiety' and expected the worst. But with my wonderful BSL interpreter Emma and the crew, who had learned to sign a little […] everything suddenly became so smooth.

"In production the whole team used clear masks as well, so that I could easily lip-read."

He added: "It's about seeing our Deaf icons on screen, being represented with our culture and our language right there. Many young Deaf people will see and know that it's possible."

According to Nadeem's acting CV, he can play characters aged between 24 and 34 – almost a decade older than the 16-year-old Jamal.

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