Coronation Street’s Daniel Brocklebank Says He’s Been ‘Overlooked For Roles Because Producers Knew I Was Gay’

'People forget that you are a person, who still goes home to their family every night. I think they expect you to be thick-skinned.'

02/08/2017 17:19

‘Coronation Street’ star Daniel Brocklebank has opened up about his time in the entertainment industry, revealing that he has been “overlooked” for jobs because of his sexuality.

The actor currently plays vicar Billy Mayhew in the ITV soap and recently signed a new contract to extend his time in Weatherfield.

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Daniel Brocklebank 

However, things haven’t always been easy and Daniel has also opened up about the abuse he’s received online.

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Vicar Billy is in a relationship with Todd Grimshaw 

Since joining the soap in 2014, Daniel has starred in a number of headline-grabbing stories and his character Billy is currently getting to grips with being a father to Summer.

Prior to joining the soap, he popped up on a number of TV shows - with small parts in ‘EastEnders’, ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Casualty’ - and also enjoyed a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

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