Corrie couple to become soap's first gay parents

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 March 2011
Antony Cotton

Antony Cotton

Coronation Street's Sean Tully and Marcus Dent look set to become soap's first gay parents when they raise Sean's adorable long-lost son Dylan

Coronation Street's Sean Tully and Marcus Dent look set to become soap's first gay parents.

The loved-up pair - played by Antony Cotton and Charlie Condou - will follow in the footsteps of Sir Elton John and David Furnish, who recently became dads to baby Zachary, and raise Sean's long-lost son together.

After Sean travels to the bright lights of London to visit best pal Violet Wilson (Jenny Platt) and their son Dylan - who he fathered by sperm donation when Violet and her partner Jamie were having fertility issues - his dreams will come true when he unexpectedly bumps into hunky ex-boyfriend Marcus.

However, in an unexpected twist, when the couple agree to give things another go, Violet drops the bombshell that she needs them to look after Dylan - played by four-year-old twins Liam and Connor McCheyne - for a while.

According to an insider at the ITV1 soap, 'Corrie' bosses are making a concerted effort to handle the new plot "very sensitively" in a bid to not upset its older viewers.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "There's a chance older viewers will be shocked by the storyline, so we will handle things very sensitively."

Becoming parents to adorable Dylan looks set to do wonders for the couple's relationship, as it was recently revealed Sean and Marcus are going to tie the knot.

An insider explained: "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 the future storyline leading to Corrie's first same sex marriage."

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