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New gay character to join 'EastEnders'

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The writers of EastEnders have created a new gay character to join the soap in the New Year, it has been revealed.

Jane Beale's (Laurie Brett) gay brother will turn up in Albert Square to stir up some trouble with Walford's residents.

A source told the Mirror: "The bosses at EastEnders have seen how well Antony Cotton does as Sean in Corrie. He's become incredibly popular with viewers so they've decided it's time to have a gay character of their own.

They added: "However, he's not going to be as camp as Sean. This guy's going to be very suave and a real charmer."

Previously, the soap has had regular gay characters in the form of Colin and Barry, as well as Tony and Simon and Doctor Fonseca. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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