Why did the Daily Star ‘out’ actor Charlie Condou as a gay parent given that it wasn’t a secret?
Openly gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou, has become involved in a confusion started by a Daily Star front page which suggested that his children were a secret, despite him regularly writing a popular column about them.
The Daily Star front page contained the headline: “Corrie star’s shock secret love children,” and accompanied a story which may have come as a surprise to the soap star, who has been a long time advocate of same-sex parenting.
Condou is one of the UK’s most outspoken campaigners for same-sex parenting, and regularly writes a column for the Guardian, in which he talks about raising his two children with his partner Cameron Laux, and his female friend Catherine Kanter who acted as a surrogate for the children.
The actor saw the funny side, however, and tweeted, jokingly suggesting that the Star had found out about other children he had secretly fathered.
Unless of course they’ve found out about those other two children I secretly fathered….
Condou (@Charliecondou) August 21, 2013
Right, I’d better go into work and face the music. What times the press conference @aliJcorrie ?
— Charlie Condou (@Charliecondou) August 22, 2013
Condou writes a popular Guardian column about life in the three-parent family. Their son and daughter spend half their time with the same-sex couple, and half their time with their mother, Kanter.
The Daily Star cover is available to view below.