Coronation Street star Daniel Brocklebank reveals first details of Billy's wedding

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Who is about to pop the question to Coronation Street favourite, Billy Mayhew?

Coronation Street fans have got plenty to look forward to now it has been confirmed that a Weatherfield wedding is on the cards.

Actor Daniel Brocklebank revealed on Loose Women today that someone would be proposing to his character, Billy Mayhew, later this year.

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Todd has been trying to tear Billy and Paul apart since he returned to Weatherfield (Picture: ITV)

Of course, the identity of Billy's future husband is being kept under wraps...

"I have been told by the powers that I'm allowed to share with you that there will be a proposal in the future," Daniel told the Loose Women panel.

"Whether it's coming from Todd or Paul remains to be seen, but there will be a proposal."

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Wedding talk 

We caught up with Daniel to talk all things wedding-related, and he admitted that when Billy gets hitched, it's not going to be a quiet affair.

In fact, it could be the biggest weddings Weatherfield has ever seen...

"Oh yeah, why not?," laughed Daniel. "Never do anything half-arsed - go full arse the whole time, I think!

Coronation Street Paul

Will Paul be the one popping the question to Billy? (Picture: ITV)

"From my perspective, I would love to be part of the first gay wedding on Coronation Street because none of the others have followed through.

"They've only attempted three, two of them were lesbian weddings and neither happened. I think the roof collapsed on one, and it was a jilting at the other, I believe."

Big day drama 

Coronation Street fans will know that it was Rana Habeeb and Kate Connor who found their wedding day ending in tragedy in 2019 when the Underworld factory from collapsed, killing Rana.

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Could Todd finally get his claws into Billy? (Picture: ITV)

While Sian Powers and Sophie Webster's doomed 2011 wedding saw Sophie get cold feet at the last moment, leaving Sian jilted.

Daniel continued: "It would be lovely as a gay man myself to be part of the first gay wedding on Corrie that actually happens. That would be amazing."

Trouble on the horizon?

But there is one huge stumbling block that could put a spanner in the works for Billy's future marital bliss...

"From Billy's perspective he would probably be torn by the fact that we still can't have a religious ceremony.

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Billy has been wary of Todd's motives since he returned to the cobbles (Picture: ITV)

"I think that would be really important to him. I think he would want to do it in a church, so if anything was going to stop him, it would probably be that."

Could the man of his dreams tear him away from the church?

"Well, he's attempted to leave the church twice in the six and half years I've been playing him.

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Could Todd soon be playing happy families with Billy and Summer? (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: Joseph Scanlon)

"Once he quit the church for Sean and then there was Todd, but he's gone back both times.

"Now that he's archdeacon, I think it'd be harder for him to walk out. So it would have to be a pretty special man for him to get married in a registry office."

Coronation Street airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour long episode at 7.30 on Fridays on ITV - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

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