Ollie Locke is 'now gay'
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 July 2016
Ollie Locke has come out as gay five years after he revealed he is bisexual and is now looking for his first "real gay relationship"
Ollie Locke has come out as gay.
The 'Made in Chelsea' star has revealed he split from his girlfriend Catherine Louise Radford in December and is now looking for a male companion as being in the relationship made him realise he's no longer bisexual.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper about the new series of the E4 reality show - which is set in Cannes - he said: "It's the first time the viewers have seen me as gay instead of bi. I do say the words 'I am a gay man.'"
The 28-year-old hunk - who has been out as bisexual since 2011 - has admitted that the new series is a "big" deal for him as he's never "openly" talked about his sexuality.
He said: "For me, this is a big series because I'm talking very openly about gay life, which I have never really done before.
"I lived with a woman last year when I was off camera, we had two dogs together.
"And then we broke up and in December I thought, 'That's it now, I think I'm now gay.'"
Ollie feels he is "ready" as ever to have his first proper gay relationship.
He added: "I want to experience my first real gay relationship, whether that's on or off camera, I don't mind.
"But I want to have one . . . I'm ready."
The 'Celebrity Big Brother' star has also shared that his ideal man would be a mature lawyer.
Asked who is ideal date would be, he recently said: "Will from 'Will & Grace'. I'd like a lawyer aged 34 to 40."
Meanwhile, Ollie can't wait to get stuck into the dating scene this summer after his globe-trotting career and busy work schedule forced him to neglect his love life for a while.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz earlier this year, he explained: "My love life is a disaster at the moment. It's a disaster, it's not great, it's fine though because I'm working so much at the moment that I haven't had time to date people but I do think it's really important to mix work and date someone in my spare time."