BBC 1 will air an emotional scene tonight where Sam Strike’s character Johnny Carter comes out to his father.

(C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
(C) BBC – Photographer: Kieron McCarron
After hiding the truth from his family for so long, Johnny finally breaks down in his father’s arms and admits that he is gay.

A touching moment this evening when Mick talks to his son Johnny about being gay.

EastEnders continues tonight at 8:00PM on BBC1

(C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
(C) BBC – Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Earlier in the week we reported that numerous homophobic tweets had been sent after Gary Lucy and Sam Strike kissed for the first time on the Soap.

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Pete Lawson who wrote the episode on Monday said on Twitter:

“2014, and gay teens kissing on a soap still draws complaints. Makes me even prouder to have written that ep.”