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Thursday 9th July 2020

Coronation Street star Dolly-Rose Campbell opens up about bisexuality

The soap star is voicing an advert for this year's Pride parade

In a new interview, Coronation Street’s Dolly-Rose Campbell has revealed she is bisexual, and is now working with Manchester Pride to help others.

The actress - best known for playing Gemma Winter on the ITV soap since 2014 - will be voicing an advert for LGBTQ+ rights and said she is "proud of who I am".

Dolly has been attending Pride for ten years (Credit: dolly_rose_campbell Instagram)

Speaking to the Daily Star, Salford born Dolly said: "I have been coming to pride for over a decade now.

"The love and acceptance shown by the people of Manchester allowed me to accept my bisexuality and be proud of who I am."

In fact the 31-year-old is working with Manchester Pride this year as an ambassador, even helping to promote the annual parade celebration happening on the August Bank Holiday.

She is now an ambassador for Manchester Pride (Credit: dolly_rose_campbell Instagram)

Dolly adds: "The work that Manchester Pride does throughout the year to engage with and create opportunities for people in Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community and beyond makes a huge difference to so many people’s lives."

I have been coming to pride for over a decade now

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The TV star took to Instagram after the interview, to wish her followers a Happy Valentine's Day.

Beside a sweet meme, she wrote: "You are loved. 💓 You are lovely. 💓."

Her fans rushed to call her "amazing", with one commenting: "You are amazing darling xxx ❤️❤️ 🌈." Another said: "Happy Valentine's, love. Hope you have an amazing day 😊😊😊 xxxxx."

A third added: "Happy Valentine's @dolly_rose_campbell enjoy your day, love is love x."

Dolly arrived on the Cobbles as Gemma in 2014 (Credit: ITV)

The TV star has been a fan favourite on the popular soap, playing brash Gemma, since she bagged a guest spot five years ago.

Dolly was actually on a public tour of the famous Corrie set when she got the call about the part, saying at the time: "I have always been a massive fan of Coronation Street.

"I’d had an audition before the tour and I wasn’t expecting anything, but then just a couple of days later I got the call saying I had got the part."

She was always a fan of Corrie (Credit: ITV)

She was originally meant to appear for only six episodes, playing Kylie Platt’s best friend, but producers loved her so much, she was recruited as a regular character.

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