ITV The Bay fans distracted by ridiculous casting as schoolboy looks older
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Fans of ITV's The Bay were left fairly disgruntled on Wednesday after many viewers couldn't help but mention that a character looked a lot older than the role he was casted for.
In the new suspenseful series, lead officer DS Jenn Townsend (Marsha Thomason) is tasked with helping to support the Rahman family after the middle son Saif Rahman was brutally murdered.
But several viewers felt the young man playing the character Jamal appeared to look a lot older than a schoolboy.
Rushing to Twitter, fans of the intense police drama shared their views.
One viewer penned: "Ridiculous casting of a 15-year-old schoolboy. Why couldn’t they have got someone who looked the age he should be to play the part? There must be thousands at drama school that age waiting for an opportunity."
Another spectator said: "Anyone else watching @ITV's #TheBay totally distracted by the 40-year-old teenage son?"
A third wrote: "1. Jamal looks a bit old to be at school and 2. He only ever wears a school uniform."
"Have all these school kids had growth hormone slipped into their milk? They all look middle-aged," a fourth penned.
Despite the uproar regarding the casting, some were equally impressed by Nadeem Islam who plays the role of Jamal.
One fan said: "Whatever anyone thinks about Jamal’s character, this fella is an excellent actor that is for sure."
While another fan previously commented: "The best thing about #TheBay season 3 is Jamal."
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