It is good to see that not only has Chester-based Channel 4 uber-teen soap Hollyoaks introduced a gay character - they've actually given him a boyfriend and a normal relationship.
And they're not shying away from showing them exchanging kisses and affection - just goes to show how times have changed.
And the general discomfort and disgust of their friends just goes to show how much times haven't - but in quite a real way.
In any case, John-Paul McQueen - played by James Sutton - and Spike - played by Tom Vaughan - have to be the sweetest gay couple yet seen on British screens.
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