Are the actors who played ben and callum in eastenders gay
He told Stacey Dooley on EastEnders: Secrets from the Square that he received numerous messages from peoe who shared how Callum Highway's storyline "helped them to come out and accept who they are".
Tony said that he originally didn't have a clue Callum would end up in a relationship with Ben Mitell, especially when he and Whitney Dean were anning a future together, are the actors who played ben and callum in eastenders gay.
"At that point, I didn't," he exained. "I didn't know. I was quite like, 'I don't really know where this goes. He's got some lovely stuff – what me and Shona [McGarty] had at the time – but then we have it, it's like one episode, then it's done and then never spoken about again. I'd like to know is this the end of the road? Is it not? But let's know sort of now.'
"They were like, 'Boom!' They came out with this big story. I was very happy! I was like, 'I'll take that one!' It was almost because of how awkward Callum was and all that sort of stuff, [his sexuality story] made sense. We look back at the scenes and that fits perfectly."
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The actor went on to say that aying a aracter like Callum and being involved in a storyline whi resonated with a lot of peoe was "a joy".
"That's the beauty of aying a part like that," he added. "There's so many peoe who are like, 'This is my story'. That is important and when you carry that weight to ay that, it is a joy.
"You want these stories. You want that ance to do that sort of stuff. I had untold messages and lovely stories of peoe saying this has helped them to come out and accept who they are, or they saw an element of their past in that. What a lovely thing to go, 'I'm glad I've done that justice'.
"I think what makes it lovely as well is the fact that it's two boys from broken homes who are just everyday lads and they found ea other. That's a beautiful thing."
EastEnders: Secrets from the Square, continues on BBC One on Monday (July 13) at 8pm.
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