Gary Lucy's sexy messages
'EastEnders' star Gary Lucy has been bombarded with explicit message on Twitter since his character locked lips with another man on New Year's Eve (31.12.13)
Gary Lucy has received explicit messages from fans since his bisexual storyline on 'EastEnders'.
The 32-year-old actor - who plays hunky Danny Pennant in the BBC One soap - saw his alter-ego lock lips with barman Johnny Carter (Sam Strike) on New Year's Eve (31.12.13), and he admits he has been bombarded with a string of sexual innuendo on Twitter ever since.
He said: "I get a few offers on Twitter, some slightly extreme! I take it in my stride ... They say what they like to do and what they did do when they watched it! [the scene]."
Despite the storyline picking up a few complaints from disapproving viewers, Gary feels proud to be doing such a controversial role because it has helped at least one fan come out.
He explained: "Reaction was, on the most part, positive. There were a few on Twitter still living in the dark ages but on the whole, people were OK.
"I got one message on the internet from a guy saying, 'Thanks for that storyline because it gave me the courage to come out and tell my parents.' If you can do that, you as an actor and the show has done its job."
Meanwhile, Gary - who has two children, India, nine, and Elvis, two, with his wife Natasha - is currently taking part in the all-star 'Dancing on Ice' special and is pleased that viewers get to see the "real" him.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "I've done several different shows and played different characters, so it's nice for people to see the real me."
Gary will appear on 'Dancing on Ice' on Sunday (12.01.14), but is currently a 50/1 outsider with bookmakers Paddy Power to win the show.
Ray Quinn is 10/11 favourite, followed by Hayley Tamaddon (9/2) and Kyran Bracken (5/1), however former 'EastEnders' actor Todd Carty is a huge 150/1 to win the competition.