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Coronation Street filming in Manchester G-A-Y bar

Bar in UK city's gay village transformed into straight pub for episode of Britain's longest running soap opera
Lesbian character of Sophie Webster features in Coronation Street scene being filmed in Manchester's G-A-Y bar

British soap Coronation Street is filming scenes for a future episode in Manchester's G-A-Y bar today (3 September).

The popular nightspot in the UK city's gay village has been transformed into a straight bar called the Black Swan for a scene involving the characters Ryan Connor and Sophie Webster.

A spokesman for the show told Gay Star News that the episode features a night out which 'ends in a terrible accident'.

But despite the character of Webster having recently come out, the episode does not involve a gay storyline.

G-A-Y club promoter Jeremy Joseph reportedly has a cameo in the show and has been tweeting his excitement during filming today.

Coronation Street is the UK’s longest running soap opera. It first aired on ITV in December 1960. Brooke Vincent took on the role of Sophie Webster in 2004.

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