News Corp is a network of leaders in the world of diversified media, news, education and information services

BLUE’S Duncan James said it was “really hard” to come out gay during an emotional performance on Loose Women

The 42-year-old star, who came out in 2017 after years of “living a lie,” performed alongside boyfriend Rodrigo Reis

He said, “It was very difficult for me to get out of a boy band, a world where there are a lot of female fans

“There was a lot of pressure from the record company, I didn’t want to let the guys down so I shut up”

He stated that they had been kept separate during the coronavirus lockdown and had not seen each other since December

Duncan said he was bisexual in 2009 and came out gay in 2012, telling his blue bandmate Simon Webbe

He stated, “When I told Simon, he encouraged me to speak to my mom, who was with me in an LA hotel at the time

“I sobbed and sat her down and said, ‘Do you remember my friend Pete? I was in love with him He was my secret friend’

Driver shocked to find out the correct use for THIS slot on his car after 38 years

© News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. 679215 Registered Office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF “The Sun”, “Sun”, “Sun Online” are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited This service is provided in The News Group Newspapers’ Limited Terms and Conditions provided under our Privacy & Cookie Policy To obtain a license to reproduce material, visit our Syndication website View our online press kit For any further inquiries contact us To view all content on The Sun, please use the site map The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO)

Our journalists strive to be accurate, but occasionally we make mistakes. For more details on our Complaints Policy and to file a complaint, please click this link: thesuncouk / editorial complaints /

Duncan James

World News – UK – Duncan James says it was “really hard” to come out as gay as he and his friend Rodrigo perform on Loose Women

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/14007196/duncan-james-blue-gay-loose-women/