Fans react to the return of Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge in 2020

After many thinking that it was gone for good fans have expressed their excitement at the return of Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge - although some are concerned about the change to a 30 minute slot.

The show follows staff and students of Ackley Bridge College, a diverse school in a fictional Yorkshire mill town, and has been running for three series.

Picture: Channel 4

Picture: Channel 4

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Filming is set to start in and around Halifax in March 2020 with the first episode airing in September.

This is what fans had to say about the popular Channel 4 drama's return:

Lee Casalino: Yep. Looking forward to it. It started off a bit meh in Series 1 but has gone from strength to strength. Not thrilled with the change to half hour episodes though.

Marie Bradshaw: Can't wait....I love seeing my old family home town on telly.

George Hand: Great to hear there will be another Ackley Bridge not sure how I feel about them being half an hour though but will see how it goes.

Michelle Doughty: Yes excited I am brilliant.

Paul Upton: So pleased that @AckleyBridgeTV has been renewed... can’t wait to see @dollyjoyner , @sarker & the rest again! So pleased.

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Over the past three series filming has taken place across the borough with the school scenes filmed at the former St Catherine's Catholic High School in Holmfield.

Also set for a return next year is Sally Wainwright's BBC drama Last Tango in Halifax.