Joe McElderry: ‘I’m Gay’
X Factor winner comes out...
Joe McElderry has received praise from stars and fans alike after announcing he is gay, ahead of a report in today’s Mirror.
2009’s X Factorchampion made the announcement on his official website last night. "I have always been a very honest person and so it is important for me to continue to be honest," Joe wrote. "There has been speculation about my sexuality in the past and I have always been honest at the time I have been asked.
"Over the past few weeks I have really had time to reflect and to realise who I am. I spoke to my friends and family about this in the last few days and it was important to do the same for you all as you have been so supportive.
"I have had nothing but support from you and many of you have been very open in saying that you will continue to support me whatever my sexuality," Joe continued. "It is important to me to let you know first, so that you know the stories in the papers are true. I made the choice to speak openly about this."