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Nick Grimshaw has opened up about his sexuality, revealing that he never felt it necessary to “come out”, because he and the people close to him always knew he was gay.


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The ‘X Factor’ judge, who rarely talks about his private life, spoke candidly in a new interview with Radio Times.

Nick Grimshaw

“I never felt as an adult that I even had to come out,” he said.

“I only feel like you’re coming out if you’ve been married, or pretended you were straight.

“I never had any false thoughts in my brain. I didn’t have three kids and then go, ‘Guess what guys?’ There were no bulletins to be delivered because it was all I ever knew.”

However, while Grimmy has been out to his family and friends for years, he only addressed his sexuality publicly for the first time in 2012, when he took over the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

“I’ve just not met anyone that I thought ‘oh, I really like you that much’. I work so much, when I do go out, I’d rather go out with my friends,” he told the Guardian at the time.

The DJ was recently linked to photographer Michael Mayren, but shot down speculation of a romance, insisting they were “just good friends”.

He was previously rumoured to be dating Italian fashion stylist Nicco Torelli, while wild One Direction fan theories have also claimed that he was in a relationship with Harry Styles, despite the singer being straight.

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