'EastEnders' to open a gay bar to reflect the diversity in London, says executive producer

Kate Oates took to Twitter to reveal the exciting news


EastEnders is set to introduce a gay bar into the long running soap to reflect the diversity of London.

Executive producer Kate Oates – who joined the BBC soap after working on Coronation Street – took to Twitter to reveal she has big plans to represent the diversity of London and said more LGBT+ characters will be introduced.

In a video, she said: “I am really interested in brining some more LGBTQ characters in, and maybe we will have a new precinct for them as well.

“We are looking at opening a gay bar on the square which will be a super-cool precinct where gay and straight characters can all just hang out and loads of stories can cross and should just be something really exciting, really fun, really visual and feel really true to multicultural London.

“Hopefully that will be something exciting for the next year.”