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Union J’s George Shelley opens up about his sexuality

Union J’s George Shelley opens up about his sexuality

George Shelley has come out as bisexual

Boyband star George Shelley of Union J has come out.

The 22-year-old star, who became the runner-up of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’s latest series, has revealed he has dated both men and women in the past.

‘I’ve been on a personal journey and I want you to be part of that journey from now on,’ he says in a revealing video.

‘I want to start 2016 with a clean slate. I don’t feel that I should hide anything.’

He continues. ‘I’ve been reading a lot of speculation online as to whether I’m straight or gay or bi. Its all these labels and it’s a little bit old fashioned and this is why I’m not going to label it myself.

‘I’ve had girlfriends that I’ve loved. But I’ve also had boyfriends. I want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next it’s because I love them.

‘It shouldn’t be a big deal. I don’t want to be scared anymore, I don’t want to feel like I can’t be myself because I’m worried about what somebody might be saying about me.

‘I’ve not changed, I’m still me.

‘I’m becoming a little bit less scared of being myself, and that makes me quite happy.’

In 2012, George’s Union J bandmate Jaymi Hensley came out as gay and engaged.