IN THE NEWS
In soap news that is a long time in coming, UK soap EastEnders is finally recasting the role of gay teenager Johnny Carter.
Originally played by Sam Strike who left the role in late 2014 in part because he felt the show wasn’t using the character enough, show producers at the time said that they wouldn’t recast the part in hopes that Strike would return. Apparently they grew tired of waiting.
The show has just begun the search for a new Johnny so there’s no word on who will be playing the role and when he’ll arrive in town. You can’t help but wonder, of course, what effect this will have on current gay characters Ben Mitchell and Paul Coker.
Ben was infatuated with Johnny before Johnny left town to travel with his boyfriend Luca. And in that time Ben has fallen in love with Paul, though Ben is still closeted and dating clueless Abi.
Will Johnny come between Ben and Paul? Stay tuned.
That’s it for this edition of Gays of Our Lives. We’ll be back with more clips, reviews and news next week.
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