LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: The cast of Heartstopper (L-R) Joe Locke, Jenny Walser, Kit Connor, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell attend Pride in London 2022: The 50th Anniversary – Parade on July 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe via Getty Images)
The cast of Netflix’s LGBTQ British teen romcom, Heartstopper, was seen marching in London’s Pride parade on Saturday.
Draped in a Pride flag, Joe Locke, who plays the curly-haired protagonist Charlie Spring, and Kit Connor, who plays rugby hunk Nick Nelson, held hands and waved to the crowd. Fans of the show lost it — in person and online.
Locke and Nelson were joined in the parade by Sebastian Croft (Ben Hope), Corinna Brown (Tara Jones), Tobie Donovan (Isaac Henderson), Kizzy Edgell (Darcy Olsson), and Jenny Walser (Tori Spring).
When the group came across anti-LGBTQ counter-protesters, the actors drowned out their chants by singing Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and gave the middle finger while jumping up and down.
Locke and Connor posted proudly about the interaction on Twitter.