You need to see Joe Locke’s reaction to Bimini on the red carpet

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Joe Locke, Heartstopper

by Daisy Hall |

If you haven't yet seen Heartstopper on Netflix then where have you been?

The TV series, based on the graphic novel of the same name, has been taking the internet, and all of us here at heat, by storm.

Fans of the show will know that Heartstopper centres around a boy called Charlie Spring, played by Joe Locke, who develops a crush on the rugby playing Nick Nelson, played by Kit Connor.

We were lucky enough to catch up with the lovely Joe on the red carpet at the BAFTAs and he revealed who he was starstruck to be standing next to.

After mentioning Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa, Joe noticed that Bimini Bon Boulash from Drag Race UK was just metres away from him and he had a bit of a fan girl moment, calling her his "idol".

Just when we thought we couldn't love Joe Locke any more than we already do!

But, just in case you've been living under a rock, we've done our research and here's everything you need to know about the Heartstopper star.

Who is Joe Locke in Heartstopper?

Joe Locke plays the main character, Charlie Spring, in Hearstopper, an openly gay 14-year-old who's pretty speedy on the race track and loves maths.

You may be surprised to learn that Heartstopper is actually Joe's first ever proper acting role.

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How old is Joe Locke?

Joe is currently 18 years old and studying hard (whenever he's not acting) for his A-Levels.

His birthday is 23 September 2003.

What is Joe Locke's sexuality?

Joe, just like is character Charlie Spring, is openly gay.

During another red carpet interview he spoke about how important it is that a queer show like Heartstopper "has been able to break into the mainstream and just be another show. That's how you break down barriers and create change". We agree.

What is Joe Locke's Instagram?

You can follow Joe on Instagram here: @joelocke03

Are Joe Locke and Kit Connor friends?

It looks like it although fans seem to want to two to get together and be more than friends saying, "Wow - their chemistry is off the chart" and "The way that Kit turns his head around to look at Joe when they asked it he's a good hugger is sending me."

WATCH: 'Joe Is Just So So Soft': Kit Connor & Joe Locke Answer The Internet | Heartstopper

Will there be a season two of Heartstopper?

Although nothing has been confirmed yet we can't help but hope. We NEED to know how Charlie and Nick's relationship develops once Nick comes out as bisexual.

Who else is in the cast of Heartstopper?

This hit show stars Rocketman star Kit Connor and newcomer Joe Locke as Nick and Charlie, respectively.

Yasmin Finney and William Gao make additions to the cast as Charlie’s besties, Elle and Tao. Kizzy Edgell and Corinna Brown portray the couple Darcy and Tara. Rhea Norwood and Tobie Donovan complete the gang as Imogen and Isaac.

Oh and also Olivia Coleman and Stephen Fry which is ICONIC.

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