Corrie viewers were left devastated last week following the heart-breaking death of much-loved Muslim nurse and out lesbian, Rana Habeeb Bhavna Limbachia , on her wedding day. Instead, the marriage scene took place as Rana was dying, among the rubble after the Underworld factory roof collapsed. Fans like myself felt betrayed and misled by writers. One viewer said that to see Rana die in wedding dress, seconds after marrying a woman was traumatising and disturbing , and another suggested that ITV should have issued a warning before the episode aired.
Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes feared lesbian romp was so sexy it might offend older viewers
Coronation Street blasted for killing too many lesbian characters - Mirror Online
Coronation Street has been blasted for killing off too many lesbian characters. Sue Perkins said there was still a problem when it came to storylines for gay women in soap, in a session at the Edinburgh TV Festival. This year another young lesbian couple were separated by death, when Rana Habeeb perished in the factory roof collapse on her wedding day, denying Kate Connor the chance to become her wife. Davies said that in the US they were slowly moving with the times, having announced a bisexual Batwoman which they claimed was the first queer superhero. John Barrowman as Captain Jack was so bisexual — and that was !
I grew up watching Coronation Street with my family, breathing in sharply whenever Sophie Webster came on screen. Maddie died. Why am I telling you about the death of a character years ago?
According to TV Times magazine, Rana will return to Weatherfield from a six-week cruise, which she took in the wake of her father's death, and decide to make the ultimate commitment to Kate and the couple will get engaged. Speaking about the possibility of a huge soap wedding for the pair, Faye said: "I would love a big gay Corrie wedding! I tell the writers that on the set. We're making history. And Bhavna feels the same, adding: "Rana and Kate have been through so much and faced so many hurdles that I hope the end goal to be together can be realised.