Ackley Bridge fans are NOT happy with student/teacher affair story

Joe Anderton
Photo credit: Channel 4

From Digital Spy

Ackley Bridge series three has finally had an episode focusing on Cory and Naveed after they slept together last series, but it went in a very different direction to what people were expecting...

Things kicked off with Cory having sex with his dad's girlfriend and being subsequently kicked out. Naveed chastised his best mate for sleeping around with no regard for who he was hurting in the process, and eventually called off their friendship.

With Cory lashing out, homeless and vulnerable (and not for the first time), temporary headteacher Sian Oakes offered him a place to stay and tried to talk him about his sex addiction. He tried to kiss her in her kitchen, but she pulled away and the next day got his dad to let him back into the house.

However... when she dropped him off home, she put her hand on his leg before he got out of the car.

Photo credit: Channel 4

In another scene, she told fellow teacher Mr Evershed that she received a complaint from a hostel about him being alone in a locked room with (openly lesbian) student Sam, and how he needs to be careful around students....

Later, we saw Cory and Sian alone in the detention room together, where they kissed before the scene cut to them in her car in the middle of a field, with her promising to meet up again tomorrow.

But viewers were not happy with the student/teacher relationship, accusing Sian of taking advantage of Cory, and for chastising Martin despite her own actions (tweets contain strong language):

Elsewhere, Naveed seemed happy for the first time in ages after meeting a young lad who was really into him.

Also, headteacher Mandy finally gave birth and while her husband Steve has been absent all series, Kaneez stepped in to help out in the most wholesome and lovely friendship in all of TV.

Ackley Bridge airs Tuesday nights at 8pm on Channel 4.

Readers who are affected by the issues raised in this story are encouraged to contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 ( Readers in the US are encouraged to contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline on (1-800-422-4453) or the American SPCC (

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