Collabro Singer Jamie Lambert Opens Up About Sexuality
The BGT winner believes it's important for gay people in the public eye to talk about it openly...
Collabro singer Jamie Lambert has spoken about his sexuality for the first time, insisting he has never hidden the fact that he was gay - he was simply never asked.
The Britain’s Got Talent winner has also said he believes in the importance of gay celebrities to openly talk about it, helping people be comfortable in their own skin.
He told The Sun: “No one asked — I have nothing to hide from anybody. I think it’s really important that all gay people in the public eye just talk about it. The more that happens, the more normal it becomes.
“I remember when Stephen Gately from Boyzone came out and it was a really massive deal.
“But I think nowadays it’s about being comfortable in your own skin and comfortable with who you fall in love with.
“It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s with a man or a woman.”
The 25-year-old, who alongside band mates won the talent show last month, netted a total £250,00 as well as a record deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco.
He went on to add: “It’s only an aspect of me, just like it’s only an aspect of [his Collabro bandmates] that they’re straight.
"It’s not all of who I am. I would hate for people to see me as ‘the gay one’, rather than the one who sings that line.”