BGT winner Jamie Lambert reveals he's gay
Jamie Lambert - one fifth 'Britain's Got Talent' winning boy band Collabro - has revealed he is gay but hopes it won't change people's attitude towards him,
This article is from 2014.
Collabro's Jamie Lambert has come out as gay.
The 25-year-old singer - who is one fifth of the 'Britain's Got Talent' winning boy band - has admitted he has always known he was homosexual and he would have revealed his sexuality sooner but he didn't think it was a big deal.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper, he explained: "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 it happens the more normal it becomes.
"I remember when Stephen Gately (from boy band 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."
Jamie has never had a relationship with a woman but has had a committed romance with another guy who he met when he was a student.
He said: "I've never been with a woman. One day I met a guy at university who I ended up in a two-and-a-half year relationship with."
As the winners of 'Britain's Got Talent', Collabro have just landed a record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco but as their fame rises, Jamie is hopeful that he won't become known as "the gay one" of the group.
He said: "It's only an aspect of me, just like it's only an aspect of these guys who are 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."