Cold Feet fans couldn’t hold back the tears as Pete’s depression came to light.

Actor John Thomson, who plays Pete, had warned that his character would go through some tough times in the rebooted series, and those times seem to have arrived.

John Thomson (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

In the latest instalment, while the rest of the gang juggled their busy lives, romances and careers, Pete’s misery started to become evident.

Then Adam (James Nesbitt) twigged that he was depressed, before viewers saw Pete sitting sobbing in a dark room.

And his tears triggered those fans on Twitter, who have been posting messages saying they are “heartbroken” for poor Pete.

Oh god, Pete is making me cry #ColdFeet

— Jean (@notSupermum) September 12, 2016

@JohnnyThomson2 Petes breaking my heart! Beautifully acted #mentalhealth #ColdFeet

— Lisa Neighbour (@LNeighbour) September 12, 2016

Ah man @JohnnyThomson2 -Pete is breaking my heart!#coldfeet

— Janine Rudin (@BirthandBabyCo) September 12, 2016

A sweet, sad, unlucky everyman. I guess we see a bit of Pete in all of us. I'm not sure I'd have put up with his mates either #ColdFeet

— Guy Hornsby (@GuyHornsby) September 12, 2016

Viewers were seriously impressed with John’s acting chops.

Another cracking #ColdFeet with a brilliant portrayal of depression by Pete. In awe @_mikebullen

— Tracy Bloom (@TracyBBloom) September 12, 2016

Pete's depression being portrayed so well on #ColdFeet tonight. And it's still managing to keep the laughs going elsewhere. Great stuff!

— David Hobbs (@davidhobbs1990) September 12, 2016

Oh Pete I said stop making me cry 😭
Tell you what John Thompson is a cracking actor isn't he? #ColdFeet

— Isla McMahon (@flipflopwanders) September 12, 2016

Thought #coldfeet was brilliantly acted tonight. Poor Pete 😔

— Catherine Couzens (@c_couzens) September 12, 2016

Oh Pete 😢😢😢 What did you think of tonight's #ColdFeet?

— ITV (@ITV) September 12, 2016