Thursday, 27 February 2014

Coronation Street: Won't Somebody Please Think Of The Children!

But defiant Corrie producers shrugged off the storm and vowed to continue the plot-line. 

They even have plans to ramp up the ­romance between Todd ­Grimshaw and Marcus Dent. 

An insider said: “The vast majority of the ­audience have no trouble with this. It’s real.” 

Around 100 viewers complained to Ofcom with many furious that the love scene was ­aired before 8pm when children are watching. The explosive moment showed Todd (Bruno Langley, 30) lock lips with Marcus (Charlie Condou, 41) ­after chasing him for weeks.

After the full-on snog, the pair were shown heading semi-naked to the bedroom. It is part of an ongoing plot on the soap which has seen gay ex-City worker Todd ­return to the Street after two years and make a no-holds barred attempt to bag Marcus, who has been dating Maria Connor (Samia Ghadie, 31). 

Most of the complainants say the gay kiss should not have been shown so early in the evening because it was too “sexually suggestive”, while others claim it had no place being ­broadcast at all. 
Some viewers also took to Twitter to express their outrage. 

Brooke Kelly said: “Todd and ­Marcus was a bit full on for 8 o’clock on a Friday evening.” 

Hayley Edwards added: “Feel so awkward watching Corrie with my nan when Marcus and Todd are almost shagging.”

The Star claim Ofcom have confirmed they received complaints - though Fagburn suspects the 'over 100 viewers' figure is a fiction. 
Whatever, some people will be outraged by and complain about anything.
I bet Ofcom get complaints from Christian Voice whenever Dale Winton presents The National Lottery's In It To Win It. 
Similarly, Twitter has over 15million UK users, you can almost certainly find someone who's tweeted their OUTRAGE! about anything.
Fagburn's just seen someone complaining about the coffee with their hotel breakfast. 


  1. OMG, I missed this - I haven't been watching it for a long time, but I used to have SUCH a crush on Todd when he was first in it (and the dude what plays Marcus is pretty nifty, too). :'(