Reality TV star Charlie King has come out as gay live on TV.
The Only Way Is Essex alumn said he wanted today to be the ‘beginning of the rest of his life’ during an interview on This Morning today (9 October).
He said: ‘Our stories will help people, there is a way out. You are not alone. I want to be a positive person, telling people "you can do this".
‘I had a girlfriend, she was the first person I spoke to and told. It was a proper relationship but I was very aware when I was seeing her thing weren’t quite right. If something doesn’t click, it doesnt click.’
He concluded: ‘I feel so positive about this.’
While King may have received a few negative responses, there has been an outpour of supportive messages on social media.
One Twitter user said: ‘@itvthismorning coming out is one of the toughest things i ever did so i have huge respect for @CharlieKing85 good luck with everything!’.
Watch a moment of TOWIE before King came out below: