Kym Marsh blasts David Cameron over lesbian storylines
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 May 2011
Kym Marsh has blasted prime minister David Cameron for ''living in the dark ages'' after he backed an independent review, which could see same-sex kisses banned from TV before 9pm
Kym Marsh thinks David Cameron is "living in the dark ages".
After the prime minister backed an independent review, which could ban same-sex kisses on TV before 9pm, the 'Coronation Street' actress - who plays bolshie barmaid Michelle Connor in the ITV1 soap - thinks such plans are "absolutely ridiculous".
If the ban goes through, it could mean the series has to wave goodbye to its teen lesbian love story between Sophie Webster (Brooke Vincent) and Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson).
Kym said: "Like my 'Corrie' co-star Brooke Vincent, I think it's absolutely ridiculous that an independent review - backed by the prime minister - may recommend a ban on same-sex kisses before 9pm.
"David Cameron is living in the dark ages! What's the difference between a kiss between a man and a woman and a gay couple?"
Meanwhile, the 34-year-old actress - who gave birth to baby Polly, her first daughter with 'Hollyoaks' hunk Jamie Lomas, in March - admitted she is hoping to show the 'EastEnders' cast around her "patch" when the British Soap Awards are held in Manchester this Saturday (14.05.11).
She added to new! magazine: "Jamie and I are both going and my mum has volunteered to have Polly. It's the first time the awards have been held in Manchester, which is the only reason I can attend.
"It makes sense because 'EastEnders' is the only soap based down south. It will be nice for us to show them around our patch afterwards!"