Coronation Street is going to hold its first gay civil partnership later this year.
Marcus Dent will return and audiences can expect to see him reunited with ex-boyfriend Sean Tully. Charlie Condou, plays midwife Marcus Dent who left Weatherfield in 2008 because he couldn’t cope with boyfriend Sean’s jealousy.
Phil Collinson, producer of the popular soap, who is openly gay, is happy to use the show as an outlet for gay issues. He explains “Coronation Street is an amazing platform. You can really make a difference to the way people think – and this show has always had a gay sensibility.”
Production staff have reveals, “Bringing back Charlie is seen as big platform for him and in particular Antony who is well liked and admired by the boss. When Marcus turns up in Weatherfield in the spring he is desperate to rekindle his romance. But having hurt him once, Sean is apprehensive until Marcus offers him commitment, with future storylines leading to Corrie’s first same-sex marriage.”
BBC One’s daytime medical drama series “Doctors” was the first soap to have an on-screen gay wedding back in 2006, followed by ITVs “Emmerdale” in 2007.