Emmerdale’s Arthur comes out as gay


Emmerdale spoilers follow.

Arthur Thomas has come out as gay in an emotional Emmerdale scene.

Last week, April was troubled by Arthur avoiding her because she was having romantic feelings for her longtime friend.

After being teased about his relationship with April by Noah Dingle, Arthur was seen crying at his father Ashley Thomas’s graveside in a sad cliffhanger.

Monday’s episode explored why Arthur was struggling so much with April’s crush, as he tried to avoid spending any time with her.

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The teen reacted angrily when teased by Jimmy at the cafe, and later snapped at April when she brought up that he was clearly avoiding her. He got some support from Marcus assuring him he’d be available to talk if Arthur needed anything.

Charles later found the boy at Ashley’s grave once again, with Arthur asking what happens when you “fail” your parents’ expectations.

“I never knew Ashley. I didn’t need to, to know you’re a credit to him,” Charles assured him. “You’re kind, thoughtful, sensitive. Any dad would be proud to have a son like you.”

Later, Nicola brought up Arthur’s recent struggles while the children were all playing. Bravely, Arthur asked Nicola to continue the game of Hangman the kids had played and spelled out: “I am gay”.

A tearful Arthur collapsed into Nicola’s arms as she promised him it was all okay, telling him: “I’m so proud of you.”

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Arthur admitted he is worried he’ll be bullied like another gay student at school, then begged Nicola not to tell Laurel.

“I’m not ready,” he said.

Nicola promised she’d keep his secret, but added: “It’s your life, but if Laurel was here now, she’d wrap you in her arms and tell you to dry those tears… When you are ready to come out, if you need me to be there, you just say the word.”

They had no idea Elliot had walked back into the room and was secretly listening to their conversation.

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Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.

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