Corrie to introduce new gay character

Coronation Street is set to introduce a new gay character to the cobbles.

According to the Sun newspaper, producers are casting for a new character called Kai, who will be black and a footballer.

His introductory storyline will see him struggling to come out to his family.

Kai’s appearance follows the recent death of lesbian character Rana Habeeb on the eve of her wedding, which resulted in a backlash from the LGBT+ viewership of the long-running soap.