Billy attends an appointment with Paul in Coronation Street
Paul and Billy spoke to a speech and language specialist during the episode (Picture: ITV)

Coronation Street has actually been hit with Ofcom complaints following a romantic scene with Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) and Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank).

Paul was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in emotional scenes earlier this year.

He originally thought he had injured his hand after being hit by the Underworld van, but soon learnt that his loss of movement was due to MND.

Since then, his condition has progressed, and he now relies on a wheelchair to get around. Things are only set to progress further for Paul, who will eventually lose the ability to speak.

In an episode that aired on Wednesday November 15, Paul and Billy visited a speech and language therapist, who explained how they could use equipment to replicate Paul’s voice.

Back at home, Billy suggested that they tried recording some things like the specialist had said, but Paul interrupted him with a kiss, saying that he was too busy ‘living life to the full’.

After a romantic afternoon on the couch, Billy and Paul read through the book they had been given, before reflecting on the reignited passion of their sex lives.

As Billy told Paul that he loved him, Paul pulled out his phone to record himself playing it back, so that he’d always be able to let Billy know that he loved him, even when he can no longer speak.

However, the episode has been hit with 52 complaints.

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Billy and Paul had a romantic moment after the doctors visit (Picture: ITV)

While some praised the intimate moment, others were thankful Billy’s guardian Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby) was elsewhere.

One person wrote on Twitter, aka X: ‘Thank Christ Summer didn’t go straight home lmao.’

Another added: ‘Not being Homophobic, but Summer has to sit on that.’ [sic]

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