Viewers of ITV’s Cheat are devastated about the death of Betsy the cat.
The psychological thriller tells the story of a feud between university professor Leah (Katherine Kelly) and her student Rose (Molly Windsor).
In the first episode, we discovered that the row between the pair, which starts out with an accusation of cheating in an essay, ultimately leads to fatal consequences for Leah’s husband Adam, who in a flash-forward is seen lying dead in a mortuary.
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But it’s not Adam that viewers are grieving for: it’s actually the couple’s cat.
— ITV (@ITV) March 11, 2019
After Rose visits Adam and Leah’s house in the middle of the night, their beloved cat mysteriously goes missing and is eventually found dead outside the house, missing its collar. The assumption is that Rose killed the cat.
Viewers went through many stages of grief following the revelation.
#Cheat oh no for the love of god not Betsy!
— bambi sis (@bambisis1) March 11, 2019
— Lee Bettinson (@Lee_J11) March 11, 2019
That's it! I'm turning off. When will writers realise there's no need to kill the cat!! ???? #Cheat
— Lynda Davies (@Lyndadavies61) March 11, 2019
— Dave (@DavidMackayy) March 11, 2019
NOT OK WITH THEM KILLING BETSY THE CAT. #Cheat
— Lucy Inman (@LucyInman31) March 11, 2019
— mrs overton ???? (@danglesmonkey) March 11, 2019
— TV Geek Online ???? (@TVGeekOnline) March 11, 2019
Cheat continues on Tuesday night at 9pm on ITV