Emmerdale fans express concern over Maya and Jacob storyline

They've voiced their worries on Twitter

Emmerdale fans are shocked at the growing closeness between 15-year-old Jacob Gallagher and his teacher Maya Stepney, who also happens to be his father’s girlfriend.

Fans have been posting their concerns on Twitter about the age of the two actors.

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Louisa Clein is 39 (Credit: ITV)

Joe-Warren Plant, who plays Jacob, is sixteen in real life and Louisa Clein, who plays Maya, is 39.

However, some fans don’t see an issue with the actors carrying out this storyline as Joe is not technically underage. The young actor turned 16 earlier this year.

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Joe-Warren Plant is sixteen (Credit: ITV)

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen Jacob develop a crush on the school teacher, however last week Emmerdale fans were shocked to see 15-year-old Jacob kiss Maya after she poured him a glass of champagne.

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Maya poured Jacob a glass of wine (Credit: ITV)

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They were even more concerned when Maya didn’t pull away immediately.

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Jacob kissed Maya (Credit: ITV)

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Fans are disturbed that she is keeping the kiss with Jacob a secret and think it’s heading down the path of grooming.

Jacob has been trying to make Maya jealous by telling her and his dad David Metcalfe that he’s dating Liv Flaherty. Viewers know that Liv is struggling with her sexuality and her relationship with Jacob is strictly platonic.

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Jacob has been trying to make Maya jealous (Credit: ITV)

It doesn’t look like Jacob’s feelings for Maya are going anywhere. Next week he fails to see the funny side of David’s dating advice and storms off leaving David suspicious. Maya follows Jacob and the pair have a heart to heart but will she put an end to Jacob’s infatuation?

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Emmerdale airs weeknights at 7pm on ITV, with an extra episode at 8pm on Thursdays.

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