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.