WATCH: 'I don't feel like I should hide anything' - I'm a Celebrity star George Shelley reveals he is bisexual in candid video message
Published 03/02/2016 | 12:23
Union J singer George Shelley has revealed he is bisexual in a moving video message to fans.
George (22) who impressed on I'm a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here in December, said he wants to start the year "with a clean slate" after his "personal journey" on the programme.
"I don't feel that I should hide anything, so... I've been reading a lot of speculation online about whether I'm straight or gay or bi and it's all these labels," he said.
"It's a little bit old fashioned and that's why I'm not going to label it myself.
"It's not something that I feel like I can label. I've had girlfriends that I've loved and that have been amazing periods of my life and I've also had boyfriends.
"I just want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next it is because I love them, and it shouldn't be a big deal."
George added that he didn't want to be "scared anymore".
"I don't want to feel that 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 still the same person I've always been, but like I said I'm just becoming a little less scared of being myself. And that makes me quite happy."
The video, titled 'Hi! I've got something to talk to you about!' has prompted messages of support from George's fans and celebrity friends.
Ferne McCann, with whom he was linked in the jungle, took to Twitter to voice her support.
She captioned a photo of them both together on Instagram, "Feeling very proud of my lil jungle fwend today 'happiness is letting go of wht you think life is supposed to look like & celebrating it for everything that it is' i lov eyou bubs @georgeshelley"
I'm a Celebrity winner Vicky Pattison tweeted, "I have never been prouder of my amazing friend @higeorgeshelley, mo matter who you love my darlin, we will always love you-You brave human".