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corriesmallCoronation Street producer Phil Collinson has spoken out against criticisms of the number of gay characters in the soap.

Writing on the official Coronation Street blog, he said:

‘Sean and Sophie have consistently been among the most popular characters.’

‘The character of Sophie has actually risen in popularity since she came out as a lesbian. Viewers are appreciating her storyline and enjoying it. We tell stories about characters audiences want to see.’


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