The Syndicate viewers rage that drama 'should be moved to CBBC' over 'totally silly' new storyline

THE Syndicate viewers have raged that the drama "should be moved to CBBC" over it's "totally silly" new storyline.

The BBC One drama tells the tale of a group of Kennel workers who win the lottery together.

However, some fans were unimpressed that it was given a prime time slot and have slammed it for being "childish".

Last night viewers watched as Keeley and her pals tracked down local newsagent owner Frank (Neil Morrissey) in Monaco after he stole their £27 million jackpot.

The group were faced with numerous hurdles throughout the episode, including a lost dog, Frank's fiancée Cheryl (Gaynor Faye) lying to Mercury Millions and their race to raise enough cash for their plane tickets.

A number of fans were unconvinced by the outlandish plot and joked that the series should be moved to kids TV.

One viewer posted: "I like #TheSyndicate, but it's getting a little silly."

Another wrote: "This is so childish ! #thesyndicate."

A third shared: "This series is literally like a cbbc series #thesyndicate."

Another tweeted: "This show seems too family friendly for something on after the 9pm watershed. #TheSyndicate."

One viewer added: "I'm getting CBBC with the Syndicate #TheSyndicate."

However, some fans have been lapping up Kay Mellor's new drama saying it's exactly the type of comedy we need right now.

One fan posted: "I'm enjoying The Syndicate. Great characters, intriguing escapist storyline and beautiful Monaco locations."

Another shared: "Well done. Loved the characters on The Syndicate this evening."

A third agreed: "Enjoying this. Makes a change from murder stories. It's just a bit of Tues night fun."

It all starts after charming Frank who runs the newsagent pockets the syndicates winning's and tells Keeley that she's only won £500.

He then jets to Monaco to start a new life – ditching his fiancé in the process and faking his death.

The group clock onto his misdemeanours and head off on a cat and mouse chase to track him down.

For most of the group the lottery winning's is their only lifeline as each of them have their own financial struggle.

Earlier in the episode eagle-eyed fans spotted ex-Corrie favourite Angela Lonsdale, who played Curly Watts' wife Emma Taylor on the ITV soap.

She looked almost recognisable as she was caked in fake tan, playing an over-the-top dog owner called Mrs levine.

Last week fans werethrilled when FOUR soap stars popped up in the opening episode.

First to appear was Corrie's Kym Marsh, who was known for playing barmaid Michelle.

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She was joined in the episode by two fellow actresses known for their work on the cobbles.

Katie McGlynn and Gaynor Faye also both had roles in the show.

Joining these soaps stars was former Emmerdale star Emily Head, who plays one of the jackpot winners.

Each series of The Syndicate tells a different story about a different group of people winning the jackpot and how it affects their lives.

Although the story does ring true for some lottery syndicates, the series isn't based on a real-life story.

The show is created and written by gritty drama writer Kay Mellor.

In the first season, it is set in a Leeds supermarket, in the second, a public hospital in Bradford, and the third a crumbling stately home near Scarborough.

  • Catch the next episode of The Syndicate next Tuesday at 9pm on BBC One.

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