Duncan James admits Simon Webbe was the first to know about his sexuality

The boyband star turned Hollyoaks actor confessed all to Simon Webbe first.

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The singer came out in 2012 after previously coming out as bisexual in 2009 – and it took some Dutch courage before he could tell his mum about his secret boyfriend.

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“When I told Simon Webbe, he encouraged me to speak to my mum, who was in LA with me in a hotel at the time,” he told OK! magazine, according to Mirror.co.uk.

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