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Smithers set to 'come out' this season

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It has been implied for 27 years but it seems Waylon Smithers will finally come out of the closet in the upcoming season of The Simpsons.

Known as the loyal assistant to C. Montgomery Burns, Smithers is known for his infatuation with his boss.

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“In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t … We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options," Executive producer Al Jean revealed on TV Line.

There have been plenty of indications of Smither’s sexuality in various episodes of The Simpsons over the years.

It has also been reported that Season 27 also sees a shocking split between Homer and Marge in the season opener.