Ray Meagher who plays stalwart Alf Stewart said everyone [cast and crew] "was very happy" while speaking with Digital Spy.
It's not the first time the soap has featured queer characters but the storylines have been short-lived and the cause of negative feedback from some quarters. In 2009 [oh my, is that a decade ago?] viewer resistance to same-sex-attracted characters Charlie Buckton and Joey Collins resulted in reduced audience numbers. Producers reacted swiftly by writing out one character and pairing the other with male partners.
While we await the second (or third) queer coming with bated breath, here's some schmaltz, Channel 7-style, following Charlie being shot to death in the not so sleepy bayside community.
What do you do in your day-to-day life?I was lucky enough to be introduced to circus by a local clown at the age of 6 years old, in my hometown of Maple Ridge, BC Canada. I can assure you that my everyday life is not as ’spectacular’ as you would expect from Circus Performer. There are no clown cars, no sawdust and definitely no pet tigers. Although, it’s very safe to say that I have spent close to 3000 hours of my life in a handstand and I’m only 22.Read more: