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Here's the Drunken Gay 'EastEnders' Kiss That's Ruffling a Few Feathers: VIDEO


A drunken gay kiss on the British soap Eastenders between characters Johnny Carter and Gary Pennant (Sam Strike and Gary Lucy) is causing a bit of controversy after dozens aired homophobic reactions on Twitter following the episode. The BBC, however, has confirmed that it only received a couple of complaints about the kiss.

Watch the kiss, AFTER THE JUMP...

Meanwhile, tonight's episode has Johnny (Strike) coming out to his father played by Danny Dyer.

Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in the BBC One soap, will showcase his previously unseen emotional side when his on-screen son Johnny (Sam Strike) reveals he is gay.

Carter had been badgering his son to make a move on Whitney, not knowing that he had shared a drunken kiss with Gary Lucy’s character Danny Pennant.

Check out a couple preview photos of the episode here:



Watch the kiss, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Homophobic reactions for this? I think it was a cute and many guys share there kisses drunk. Nice to see the actress, who also played in A Beautiful Thing.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jan 3, 2014 9:00:12 AM

  2. I caught that too, Matt27. Nice to see her again. With this context and her smoking and reactions, it's like an update of the same Beautiful Thing character.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jan 3, 2014 9:12:22 AM

  3. I think you tell just by his hair that he's gay.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 3, 2014 9:24:33 AM

  4. Shut your face, anonymous troll.

    Posted by: WOLF | Jan 3, 2014 9:30:21 AM

  5. And we can tell by your troll...your a fat loser...

    Posted by: Ankerich | Jan 3, 2014 9:45:29 AM

  6. Ankerich: Let's not rush to judgement. Losers can also be thin, or extremely fit. But they are losers all the same.

    Posted by: DMP107 | Jan 3, 2014 10:28:43 AM

  7. That was sweet. However, I highly recommend you google his 'daddy' Danny Dyer naked. You won't be disappointed. :)

    Posted by: Candii | Jan 3, 2014 11:09:33 AM

  8. Having loved Gary Lucy since his Footballers' Wives days, I'm excited to see him again, still as hot as ever!

    Posted by: dam846201 | Jan 3, 2014 11:52:29 AM

  9. Curious as whether the lady smoking the cigarette also played the mother of the gay son in "Beautiful Thing".

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 3, 2014 12:27:23 PM

  10. There were homophobic tweets but only two complaints to the BBC out of 7.5 million viewers.

    Posted by: bollox | Jan 3, 2014 1:10:28 PM

  11. @JAMAL49. Yes that is Linda Henry who played Jamie's mum Sandra in Beautiful Thing.

    Posted by: Jacrobat | Jan 3, 2014 1:23:19 PM

  12. Straight people never get drunk and kiss?

    Posted by: RonCharles | Jan 3, 2014 2:18:35 PM

  13. The Gary Lucy "Danny Pennant" character is bisexual and has generally been painted as something of a user who's always out for himself.

    Posted by: Clive | Jan 3, 2014 3:02:01 PM

  14. More trivia. The Mamma Casss lover from Beautiful Thing is also in Eastenders.

    Posted by: bollox | Jan 3, 2014 4:58:31 PM

  15. The kiss was nicely done...

    Posted by: jarago | Jan 3, 2014 5:17:21 PM

  16. EastEnders is barely worth watching without Linda Henry. She's the main reason i watch the show these days.And yes Gary Lucy seems to get hotter as he gets older.

    Posted by: John | Jan 3, 2014 7:01:58 PM

  17. Beautiful Thing has given a lot of cast members to Eastenders. The mum Sandra plays Shirley (Linda Henry) - the alco slag and the best character in the show. Along with Tameka Epson who was Jamies's friend. Not to mention Sandra's best friend in the movie and the disapproving neighbor who plays the evil Aunt Sal. Eastenders rocks.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jan 3, 2014 10:08:32 PM

  18. to really worth much of a comment actually
    The Twitters ought to get themselves out of their computer chairs and take a walk outside .... see the world! Of course, the trouble is the Twitters are glued to a computer chair. Anything to make themselves far more important than they are!
    Scene is cute!

    Posted by: L G. | Jan 4, 2014 7:03:59 AM

  19. Happy New Year, Andy, and to Everyone.

    I have found it ironic how many cyber trolls are popping up on every mention of LGBTQ issues. They are relatively few in number, but it is a toxic group that tries to stir the pot, usually with no followers, no picture, and often numerous accounts so when they are removed they just sign on as another person.

    We are seeing the end of homophobia here in the UK, but there are still some, replete with crap spelling and grammar. Ironically "Faggot" and "Batty" are not your usual hate speech, bringing a nagging wonder if these are coming from a few bullies using their similar statements. (They drive me mad with their usage of "your" instead of "you're" in their vitriol.)

    Never feed the trolls, unless you enjoy responding to endless harassment. Ignore, Report, and Block them. You have better things to do in life.

    Posted by: Gary Gans | Jan 4, 2014 9:34:27 AM

  20. The coming out scene was really sweetly done.

    And I like it that leading up to his coming out, they dealt with being closeted as a issue, like how the lying affects other people.

    Posted by: pcheez | Jan 4, 2014 11:06:37 AM

  21. @PCCHEEZ - I thought the scene was really well done too. And for being new characters, I'm already interested in The Carter Family. I wasn't that sure about Danny Dyer (as Mick, the father) but he's already won me over. Looking forward to how this plays out, and I'm really glad they didn't prolong the son's coming out to his dad for a long time. Look's like mum is going to be the problem.

    Posted by: Retro | Jan 5, 2014 1:28:50 AM

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