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Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland has just outed her character as bisexual, and fans are ecstatic

Josh Jackman November 2, 2017
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actresses Sarah Hyland, Sof?a Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet and Ed O'Neill, winners of the Outstanding Comedy Series Award for "Modern Family" pose in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has confirmed that her character on the show is bisexual.

She made the announcement about Haley Dunphy on Twitter today after being asked by a fan.

Haley, who has been on the show since its inception in 2009, has never had a female love interest.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19:  Actress Sarah Hyland attends a "Modern Family" Wedding episode screening at Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on May 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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But while responding to a fan on Twitter, Hyland dropped the bombshell.

A user called Francesca posted: “haley dunphy is bisexual ! #oneofus #oneofus”.

(Twitter/poiisonpam)
(Twitter/poiisonpam)

Then, taking a shot in the dark, she added: “actually, @Sarah_Hyland please confirm ??”

And it turns out Hyland was watching.

The 26-year-old actress responded: “I don’t know what the writers would say?

(Twitter/sarah_hyland)

“But I confirm.”

Fans were delighted with Hyland’s assertion – not least the original question asker.

(Twitter/sarah_hyland and poissonpam)
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(Twitter/julieshale)
(Twitter/drbioralanal)
(Twitter/rafalira99)
(Twitter/Kyrahjustyce)
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The revelation will come as no surprise to fans of the LGBT-friendly show, which has done more than its fair share in terms of representation.

Modern Family, now in its ninth season, has featured gay married couple Mitch and Cam since the beginning.

It followed them as they went through the process of adopting and raising Lily, their Vietnamese child.

In 2013, the programme showed them getting engaged during the season premiere.

Actresses Sof?a Vergara (L) and Sarah Hyland (R) pose in the press room after winning the Outstanding Comedy Series Award for "Modern Family" during the 66th Emmy Awards, August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.   AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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The storyline incorporated the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Proposition 8, which banned equal marriage in California.

And the next year, TV network ABC paid for same-sex licenses and marriage ceremonies in New York ahead of the fictional couple’s wedding.

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28:  (L-R) Actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rico Rodriguez, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter get slimed as they accept award for Favorite Family TV Show for Modern Family onstage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Ty Burrell, who plays Haley’s dad Phil, has said that Mitch and Cam’s presence on the show has helped to normalise same-sex relationships in the US.

He said that “in a completely unaggressive, apolitical way, they are showing this couple as completely normal dealing with ordinary stuff.

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 28:  (L-R) Actors Nolan Gould, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rico Rodriguez, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter accept the award for Favorite Family TV Show for "Modern Family" onstage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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“The banality of it is the most revolutionary thing.”

He added: “It’s progress, and it’s the coolest thing.

KO OLINA, HI - NOVEMBER 30:  In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks,  'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland is photographed at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, during production of 'Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration on November 30, 2014 on the island of Oahu in Hawai'i.' In addition to Disney friends and holiday characters, the star-studded television special, which airs Christmas Day on ABC, features performances by some of today's top musical talents at Aulani, Disneyland Resort in California, and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. (Photo by David Murphey/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
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“I think the television world has become a more permissive place.”

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