Why did Paul Nicholls leave Ackley Bridge as Steve Bell? #AckleyBridge

ACKLEY BRIDGE is streaming on Channel 4's streaming platform All 4 right now after the entire boxset was made available by the broadcaster. Some viewers watching the British series are curious to know: Why did Paul Nicholls leave Ackley Bridge as Steve Bell?

PUBLISHED: 12:50, Mon, Nov 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:56, Mon, Nov 30, 2020

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Channel 4’s gritty school drama Ackley Bridge has proved to be popular since it first aired in 2017. The show is billed a comedy-drama series and focuses on culture clash and human drama when two Yorkshire schools are forced to merge into one in the titular fictional town. Ackley Bridge has a large ensemble cast, which portrays the teachers, parents and pupils.

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Why did Paul Nicholls leave Ackley Bridge as Steve Bell?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Ackley Bridge

Among the cast is Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Sunetra Sarker, Joy Joyner, Paul Nicholls and Adil Ray.

Over time, some cast members have left the series while others have joined.

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Some audience members are eager to know why actor Nicholls left the show as PE teacher Steve Bell.

Nicholls starred in the first two series of Ackley Bridge but did not appear in the third outing.

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Ackley Bridge: Paul Nicholls plays Steve BellAckley Bridge: Paul Nicholls plays Steve Bell (Image: CHANNEL 4)

Ackley Bridge star Paul Nicholls started out as a child starAckley Bridge star Paul Nicholls started out as a child star (Image: GETTY)

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The character of Steve was last seen in the second series as he and his love interest Mandy Carter (Jo Joyner) were expecting a baby together.

Sadly, it doesn’t look like there is a reason why Nicholls left the show.

Previously speaking about what attracted him to the part, Nicholls said in 2018 it was the “good script” which made him laugh.

He explained: “I mean sometimes you can pick and choose what you do and sometimes you can’t, and at that point I was lucky because I hadn’t worked for two years and I’d stopped.

Ackley Bridge: Steve Bell was having a baby with Mandy CarterAckley Bridge: Steve Bell was having a baby with Mandy Carter

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