After marrying Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) on Coronation Street, Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) will experience some distressing events in the coming weeks.
The couple exchanged vows in a ceremony at the Bistro, but Paul afterwards sprung a shocking revelation on Billy about being married in a church.
Billy and Paul were forced to be married at the Bistro since it was illegal for same-sex couples to wed in a Church of England.
Paul revealed his plan and said that Billy’s Southern vicar buddy had agreed to secretly wed them at a church. They moved there and took part in another ceremony, Billy sobbing as his goal had finally come true.
Billy and Paul were in a better mood than ever as the difficult day drew to an end, but they were unaware that a polaroid photo had been placed on the church floor.
Billy will suffer the distressing and unjust repercussions tomorrow night because the image plainly showed Billy and Paul getting married.
Billy notices that the polaroids of them exchanging rings are gone after carefully going through them.
When the Bishop appears with the image and claims that, despite Billy breaking the law, he is ready to overlook it due to the circumstances, the riddle is finally answered.
Later, the Bishop seems to inform Billy and Paul that the church warden has posted on social media seeking feedback from the membership. The couple then reads the comments and is dismayed to find how many homophobic insults there are.
Then Billy delivers a radio interview where he speaks passionately about his religion and how, although being sorry if he offended some Church members, he won’t ever regret marrying the guy he loves.
Billy receives a call from the Bishop and confirms to Paul that he has been placed on indefinite leave from the Church back at home, suggesting that the interview may not have been sufficient.
What, then, will he do?