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Homophobes weren’t happy about the gay scenes on Coronation Street last night

By Will Stroude

Last night’s episode of Coronation Street seems to have ruffled a few feathers when Todd Grimshaw (Bruno Langley) and Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) locked lips in a passionate hotel smooch.

That’s right, viewers who probably sat merrily through Richard Hillman bludgeon Maxine Peacock to death a few years back, don’t think two grown men kissing is appropriate.

If you didn’t watch last night’s episode, here are some images from the offending scene.

Coronation Street - ITV

Why… why are they looking at each other like that?

FROM ITV STRICT EMBARGO - NO USE BEFORE TUESDAY 30 AUGUST 2016 Coronation Street - Ep 8984 Monday 5 September 2016 - 2nd Ep Having arrived at the hotel, Todd Grimshaw [BRUNO LANGLEY] reveals he’s booked them a double room. To Todd’s delight, Billy Mayhew [DANIEL BROCKLEBANK] suggests they head straight upstairs. As Todd and Billy romp on the bed, Todd makes an ill-judged joke about Billy’s religion. Billy takes offence and quickly backs off. Deeply frustrated, Todd tells Billy a relationship without sex isn’t a proper relationship and storms out. Picture contact: on 0161 952 6214 Photographer - Mark Bruce This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website

They’re kissing? Two men? An abomination!



Many were dismayed to see something as truly shocking as adults kissing on a hotel bed. Maybe they were blithely unaware that Coronation Street’s creator, Tony Warren, is gay. Or maybe they don’t mind when LGBT people are making fun soaps for them to watch, but showing actual gay people doing actual gay things is just a step too far.

It must be tough, having a sexuality that’s different to your own shown across the media. Luckily for us, we’ve never had to deal with such a heinous injustice…

Twitter user @DoverMarie won the award for most original homophobic complaint of the night, with this scorching take:


However, it a delicious display of gay power, LGBT fans of the show hit back at the bigots by sprinkling a little man-on-man action all over their Twitter pages (most of which we are categorically not allowed to publish). Now that’s our kind of protest!

Well, we tried to warn you that #lovewins!

After the scenes aired, Daniel Brocklebank took to Twitter to hit back at homophobes, and thank more open-minded fans for their support.


Gays 1 – Bigots 0.

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