Welcome to this week’s edition of Gays of our Lives. The gays are busy on EastEnders as Ben finds out about Abi’s lies and Johnny Carter returns home to a house full of secrets. With all the emotional turmoil, both Ben and Johnny make life changing decisions about their futures. While, in Emmerdale, Aaron’s rape trial begins. It’s a tense and ugly situation — and it has a permanent effect on Aaron and Robert’s relationship. Plus, the usual spoilers and teasers, including some bad news for Iolo on People of the Valley. All this and more!
First though, some casting news…
Marc Elliot (left), whom many of you might remember played gay Muslim Syed Masood on EastEnders is joining the UK medical drama Holby City as a love interest for Dr. Dominic Copeland, played by out actor David Ames. Elliot will portray Dr. Issac Mayfield in a romantic saga with Dom that will play out over 6 months starting in June.
Meanwhile, speaking of EastEnders, Elliot’s former co-star John Patridge, who played Syed’s lover Christian is returning to EE later this year in a new storyline involving Christian and his sister Jane. No word on how long Christian will be sticking around.
As for other soap returns, it’s been rumored for months that Freddie Smith would be returning to Days of Our Lives in the role of Sonny Kiriakis. Last week Soap Opera Digest finally confirmed the news. Look for Sonny to return to Salem in July. Why Sonny is back and how long he’s going to stay is yet unknown. Our guess it’s a brief stint to wrap up Paul’s storyline as Salem writes out their last gay character.
Finally, Daniel Brockleback (right), who plays gay vicar Billy Mayhew on Coronation Street, like most of the gays on that show, haven’t had much of a storyline.
For Mayhew that’s about to change though. CS is about to introduce a shady figure from Billy’s past that will shed some light on a history that Billy would rather no one know anything about. Who this person is and when they’ll appear remains to be seen.
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