Duncan James soiled himself live on TV

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 October 2017
Duncan James

Duncan James

Duncan James has revealed he soiled himself live on TV when he was hosting the National Lottery Live on BBC1

Duncan James once soiled himself live on television.

The 39-year-old singer-turned actor rose to fame as one of the quartet Blue - which also features Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa - but after the band split in 2004, Duncan was forced to get a job hosting the 'National Lottery Live' on BBC1.

But he has admitted his television gig didn't go according to plan as he accidentally pooped himself while on camera and had to desperately try to hide it from the nation.

In the boy group's new autobiography 'Blue: All Rise', Duncan - who came out as gay in 2012 - explained: "What follows is arguably the most embarrassing incident of my life. I farted and, somehow, was unable to stop following through.

"So I stood there, a boyband star turned prime-time TV entertainer gazing out at the country's biggest audience, eating their dinners, and I'm having a panic attack, secretly gay, taking anti-depressants to cope with stress and I have just soiled my underpants, live on air."

Duncan - who joined 'Hollyoaks' in 2016 - has openly spoken about his battle with drugs while being part of the band and recalled a moment in the book where he was found on "a roundabout in the middle of a main road" after he was given chocolate laced with magic mushrooms by a crew member.

He said: "He kept saying 'just one square'. Well, within minutes I'd had two squares and Lee had eaten the rest.

"Trying desperately to find a spot where we wouldn't be recognised, we ended up on a roundabout in the middle of a main road. It felt like days we were sitting on that roundabout, although it was probably 20 minutes."

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