After all the controversy they caused getting together in the first place, it would seem that the romance between Maria Connor and boyfriend Marcus Dent is due to come crashing to an end in Coronation Street this week.
Fans of the show will know how Maria (Samia Ghadie) and Marcus (Charlie Condou) got together last year, despite the fact that they were both in other relationships, and despite the fact that Marcus was gay!
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Fans of Corrie will of course know that gay characters Sophie Webster and Marcus Dent haven’t had the easiest of times with their respective new partners of late…
Sophie’s new girlfriend Jenna (Krissi Bohn) has only just told her mum she’s gay, and Marcus (Charlie Condou) struck up a romance with hairdresser Maria after ‘turning’ straight!
More on Marcus’s ongoing problems shortly, but first, Brooke Vincent, who of course plays Sophie has revealed that she’s become something of an “Agony aunt” to teens who are, like Sophie has been, in turmoil over their sexuality.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Brooke said, “I love the fact Sophie is a lesbian. I love playing the character… Read more & comment »
It’s been reported today that that cast of Coronation Street have been “split by a huge rift” between actors Antony Cotton and Charlie Condou, who of course play the roles of former lovers Sean Tully and Marcus Dent.
The Mirror reports that the actors “only speak to each other when they really have to” after having had a row recently which occurred after animosity between the pair reached a climax.
A show insider said, “It is an open secret that Antony and Charlie do not see eye to eye.
“There is a real divide throughout the cast and crew, with some people Team Condou and a few Team Cotton.
“They are both very different people and whereas Antony is quite showbizzy, Charlie is quite quiet and down to earth… Read more & comment »
Fans of Corrie will of course know that Maria Connor and Marcus Dent are not only about to realize they’re in love with each other, they’re also going to have a baby together after sharing a night of passion…
So of course, big decisions about their relationship have to be made, and according to Samia Ghadie, who of course plays Maria, part of the reason that her character and lover Marcus (Charlie Condou) decide to go public with their romance is that Marcus’s ex, Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) catches the smitten lovers kissing.
Speaking to Soaplife, Samia began by explaining that having Sean catch Maria and Marcus in a clinch is the last thing the confused lovers need.
She said, “It really is the last thing Maria and Marcus want so soon in their fledgling relationship… Read more & comment »
Fan of Coronation Street will know how there is a ton of drama lined up for show favourites, Maria Connor and Marcus Dent, but it would seem that it spilled over in to real life when Charlie Condou, who plays Marcus, ended up concussed after being hit by Ryan Thomas, who plays Maria’s boyfriend, Jason Grimshaw.
Fans of the award-winning ITV soap will know that since an unexpected kiss between Maria (Samia Ghadie) and her gay best friend, Marcus after a cancer scare, both have been able to hide their real feelings for each other, despite both of them being in relationships with other people.
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As we reported yesterday, Coronation Street residents Maria Connor and Marcus Dent are about to share a steamy night of passion, that will result in Maria becoming pregnant!
It’s a plot twist that’s set to send shockwaves through the Street, given of course that Marcus is gay!
And while speaking to the Daily Mirror about the storyline – which will see Maria (Samia Ghadie) and Marcus becoming a couple, much to the chagrin of Maria’s boyfriend Jason (Ryan Thomas) – Charlie Condou who plays Marcus reckons it’s actually a relatively common scenario.
While revealing that although he’s gay in real life, he formerly had a relationship with a woman, he said, “I had relationships with girls when I was a teenager, probably because I was struggling with my sexuality and not comfortable enough to come out… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street is set for a new controversial l storyline when a one night stand between Maria Connor and her gay bff, Marcus, results in pregnancy, the Mirror newspaper reports.
Fans of the hit show will know how after getting the all clear following a cancer scare, Maria (Samia Ghadie) and Marcus (Charlie Condou) shared a passionate kiss, that they put down to getting carried away with the moment. However, the looks between them since have suggested that there may actually be real feelings between the two, despite them both being involved with other people.
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In forthcoming episodes of Coronation Street, friends – and soon to be lovers – Marcus Dent and Maria Connor are going to find themselves unable to deny the attraction between them any longer, which is amply demonstrated after the pair fall into bed together…
However, as Charlie Condou – who of course plays Marcus – has revealed to Soaplife, the passionate twist happens after his character and Maria (Samia Ghadie) have a row!
Charlie began by explaining how come BFFs Marcus and Maria have a row. He said, “Marcus finds out Maria talked [his boyfriend] Aiden out of taking a job in London and gets really angry because he feels like she’s interfering.
“But I think his anger is also based on the fact that Marcus knows deep down that his relationship with Aiden is not right for him… Read more & comment »
As fans of Coronation Street will know, BFFs Marcus Dent and Maria Connor are about to embark on a love affair, which is of course made remarkable because Marcus is gay!
And while speaking to Soaplife about the plotline, Charlie Condou who plays Marcus, has revealed that after his character and Maria (Samia Ghadie) share a tender kiss, Marcus becomes extremely confused.
First, when asked what prompts that first kiss between Marcus and Maria, Charlie said, “It was when they came back from the hospital after Maria got her test results over the lump in her breast.
“It had been such an emotional roller-coaster and they were taking in what Maria was told.
“They had an intimate chat and when they hugged there was a moment – and Maria kissed him. But then Marcus went in for a second kiss…” Read more & comment »
As fans of Corrie will know, Maria Connor and Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) have always been close, but as they both struggle to cope with the terror of waiting to discover if Maria has cancer, they grow closer than ever…
And in Friday’s double-bill of episodes, we’ll see the pair share a kiss, which of course, given that Marcus is gay, is an unexpected twist in their friendship!
We have a clip for you of that moment after the jump, but first, Samia Ghadie, who of course plays Maria, has been talking to TV Choice magazine about the storyline.
The interview began when Samia was asked if she can relate to Maria’s feelings for Marcus.
She replied, “Yes, I can. It’s never happened to me, so I can’t fully relate to it, but I can understand it from Maria’s point of view… Read more & comment »
As we reported last week, Coronation Street BFFs Maria Connor and Marcus Dent are about to become an item when they bond over the fact that Maria (Samia Ghadie) has a cancer scare…
The storyline kicks off next week when Maria finds a lump in her breast, and immediately panics, and turns to Marcus (Charlie Condou) for advice.
He of course does the right thing and gets her to see her GP immediately, who then refers a scared Maria to a specialist at the hospital…
But while all that’s going on, Marcus and Maria – who are keeping her cancer scare to themselves until they know more – become even closer than before, and when a cuddle takes a turn for the passionate, they end up kissing! Read more & comment »
Fans of Coronation Street will know that Maria Connor developed feelings of a distinctly romantic sort towards her gay best friend Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) a few months ago…
But of course, because Marcus is gay, Maria knew there was no chance of anything happening on the romance front, so she instead rekindled her relationship with beefy builder Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas).
However, Maria’s remained friends with Marcus – who has no idea she’s attracted to him – so when she finds a lump in her breast in forthcoming episodes, in her panic, she immediately confides in Marcus, and he vows to help her through every step of the way.
And not only has Samia Ghadie, who of course plays Maria, revealed that Marcus is about to develop feelings for Maria, the storyline reflects her own terrifying experience of discovering a lump in her breast soon after her daughter Freya was born… Read more & comment »
Coronation Street’s Anthony Cotton, who plays hot-pot King Sean Tully in the award-winning ITV soap, has defended his character’s suspicions in an upcoming storyline in which he believes that his partner, Marcus Dent (Charlie Condou) is cheating on him.
We were all so happy when Marcus came back to the cobbles of Weatherfield and mended Sean’s broken heart, but it wasn’t long before we noticed the cracks that broke their relationship in the first place coming back to haunt them.
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Corrie gay couple Sean Tully (Antony Cotton) and Marcus Dent’s relationship has had its fair share of problems, and after they’d been dating for year from 2007 to 2008, they split up, but were reunited in April 2011.
Since then, they’ve seemed stronger than ever, with both sharing a close bond over, and with, Sean’s son Dylan, however, according to Charlie Condou who of course plays Marcus, there are troubles ahead for the couple.
While appearing on Lorraine Kelly’s breakfast show, Charlie – who used to share a flat with Take That star Robbie Williams – said of Sean and Marcus, “I think they love each other very much, they really do…
“But Sean’s not the most grown up man in the world. He gets very jealous and he’s quite a vulnerable character.
“I think that’s part of the attraction; Marcus loves looking after him. He’s one of life’s carers… Read more & comment »
Corrie star Georgia May Foote, who of course plays pregnant teen Katy Armstrong, has been telling Inside Soap that in the best tradition of Christmas soapy pregnancies, her character’s labour on Christmas Eve will be so sudden that her neighbour Anna Windass has to deliver her baby.
The drama begins when Katy starts getting contractions in the middle of a nativity play, and Anna, who is of course played by Debbie Rush, soon realizes that little Baby Brown isn’t about to wait around for an ambulance…
So in the stage-set stable, baby Joseph is born, to the delight of his young mum, who was playing the role of Mary. But while that’s all going on, the baby’s dad, Ches (Sam Aston) is having to go through a Planes, Trains and Automobiles-esque journey to get there in time to see his son born. Read more & comment »