2nd January 2014
Homophobic Twitter trolls blast Eastenders for featuring same-sex kiss scene 72
6:14 PM — The decision of Eastenders to broadcast a scene with two male characters kissing generated a predicable torrent of homophobic abuse from a small mindless minority on Twitter.
17th October 2013
BBC Nolan viewer: I would rather die than take a blood transfusion from a gay person 57
8:45 PM — A viewer of the Northern Irish BBC Nolan Show last night text in to say they would rather die than take a blood transfusion from a gay person.
20th March 2013
John Partridge: I will never return to Eastenders and I’m happy enough with my civil partnership 34
6:08 PM — Former EastEnders star John Partridge has ruled out returning to the BBC 1 soap and says he doesn’t like being asked if he intends to change his civil partnership into a marriage.
6th March 2013
Gary Lucy to reprise gay banker role in Eastenders 13
1:35 PM — Actor Gary Lucy is to return to the cast of Eastenders later this year, after impressing bosses with his performance as gay banker Danny Pennant in September. He will be the soap's only gay character.
2nd January 2013
Former EastEnders actor John Partridge wants ‘hot new gays’ in the soap 20
2:35 PM — Former EastEnders actor John Partridge is appealing for the soap to feature “hot new gays” now that he has left Albert Square.
12th December 2012
Eastenders character, Nick Cotton, was supposed to have gay relationship in the 1980s 5
5:11 PM — Nick Cotton, a long-time character from the popular soap, Eastenders, was meant to have a gay relationship in the 1980s, until the actor playing him protested, and the character was written out.
16th October 2012
Eastenders star feared being typecast as ‘the gay Muslim’ 56
11:55 AM — Actor Marc Elliott says his decision to quit Eastenders was motivated through the fear of becoming typecast as “the gay Muslim”.
7th September 2012
Gay couple Syed and Christian to leave EastEnders 32
4:45 PM — EastEnders cast members Marc Elliott and John Partridge, who play gay couple Syed Masood and Christian Clarke, are to be written out of the BBC One soap.
19th October 2011
Graham Norton: ‘I’m too old to have a child’ 7
10:06 AM — Graham Norton says he is "too old" to have a child. The entertainer, who is 48, revealed that he does have a partner but refused to say more about the man, joking that he might soon be single again.
24th June 2011
Graham Norton and Alan Carr win new £4m chatshow deals 38
12:12 PM — Graham Norton and Alan Carr have both won new £4 million deals to continue their chatshows. The deals mean both entertainers will be primetime fixtures until at least 2014.
8th January 2010
Graham Norton is bookies’ favourite to take over Jonathan Ross’ BBC slot 8
4:42 PM — Gay presenter Graham Norton has been tipped to take over Jonathan Ross' BBC 1 slot when Ross leaves the corporation in July. Bookmaker William Hill has placed him as the favourite to take over the Friday night slot at odds of 1/6.
14th December 2009
EastEnders’ Syed to be outed on New Year’s Day 10
1:39 PM — Gay EastEnders character Syed Masood will be outed hours before his wedding on New Year's Day. The character is due to marry Amira Shah.