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Emmerdale’s gay plotline nominated for British Soap Awards

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  1. Daniel Pitt 5 May 2010, 5:32pm

    I’m so proud, it definitely deserves a soap award! Beautiful, articulate, sensitive, flawlessly acted & absolutely breathtaking; if this was not nominated it would be a crime! Bigoted pricks like Moir, Littlejohn & more recently Phillipa Stroud will not be watching though I take it?

  2. Jonathan2 5 May 2010, 9:41pm

    Good reason to vote for The Labour Party

    *** because under a Tory government anything GAY will be … abolished ! That includes Gay characters in soaps.
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  3. Watching this story via the web in the USA. As a rural gay man who wears work boots and short hair, it is great to see this story played out. So many of us struggle through the teen years, luckily, most of us come out of it okay in the end. Danny Miller amazes me, he is brilliant!

  4. An absolutely first-rate storyline! I am not ashamed to admit that I have shed more than a few tears watching this unfold.Danny Miller’s acting skills are phenominal and it wouldn’t be surprising if he did win an award given the sterling performance of such a young actor.The ‘relationship’ between him and Paddy,(the vet),is incredible.The only slight criticism I would make is that the villagers,in the main,seem way too liberal-minded and accepting.Not my experience of village life!Maybe I’ll move to Emmerdale,lol!But well done to all concerned!

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