ITV soap opera Coronation Street will feature its very first
lesbian wedding, this Christmas.
Characters Sian Powers and Sophie Webster - played by Sacha
Parkinson and Brooke Vincent - plan a festive church ceremony and
even wear matching dresses in the forthcoming storyline.
However, when Sian discovers Sophie has cheated on her, she flees
the altar and leaves her other half desperately trying to catch up
The storyline has been scripted in a bid to write Parkinson out of
the ITV series and was confirmed to DIVA by ITV officials, last
It will air towards the end of December.
The actresses used micro-blogging site Twitter to report from
behind-the-scenes. Parkinson wrote: 'In the church filming the
wedding! Awwww! My last block is proving to be very emotional!
Vincent added: 'Going To Honestly Miss My Friend When She Goes I'm
Sat In The Winny Filling Up @SachaLParkinson #themiddleoftheend
In November 2010, Coronation Street won the new Broadcast Of The
Year award at the Stonewall Awards ceremony in recognition of the