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Eastenders has defended itself after a funeral home gay sex scene

48 people have made official complaints.

Image: BBC

THE BBC SOAP Eastenders has defended a scene which saw two men have “implied, not explicit” sex in a funeral home.

Almost 50 people complained to the UK TV watchdog Ofcom, with most complaining about the location, not the sexuality of the two characters.

The scene, which aired last Friday, saw Ben Mitchell and Paul Coker be interrupted by a knock on the door before Ben was seen hiding under a coffin containing a dead body.

The scene upset many fans on Twitter and prompted 48 to make official complaints.

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However, the BBC defended the scene, telling The Guardian it was “implied and not explicit” and that Eastenders fans “expect dramatic storylines”.

The pair had kissed earlier this month, prompting some homophobic comments on social media.

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