The much anticipated man-on-man kiss on the television series Gossip Girl has finally aired in the US. Last night’s episode featured a smooch between actors Ed Westwick and Neal Bledsoe.
Westwick plays the character of Chuck Bass, while Bledsoe plays Josh Ellis, New York University’s gay head of freshman affairs.
The kiss is part of a plan devised by Bass’s girlfriend, Blair (Leighton Meester), to seduce Ellis into selecting her as the student who will have the honour of delivering the freshman speech.
Singer Lady Gaga is also expected to make an appearance in an upcoming episode in an attempt to boost the show’s rating.
Gay rumours have circulated around Westwick in the past as a result of his much-discussed living arrangement with fellow Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford.