We had a little chat with the boys.
Former TOWIE star, Charlie King, came out on live TV yesterday to the mass support of his loyal fans.
Throughout his time on the hit ITV2 show, Charlie was constantly facing speculation about his sexuality with his then-girlfriend, Gemma Collins, and the rest of the Essex cast constantly gossiping that he was gay.
We bumped into TOWIE’s Diags and Tom Pearce at Thorpe Park’s Fright Night Launch, and got all the goss on what they made of Charlie’s revelation, Diags exclusively told us: “It seems as though everybody knew that Charlie was gay before he did.
“All through the show everybody could see that he was apart from him.”
But still, it’s better late than never and both boys fully support his decision to come out, saying: “We’re really proud and happy for him. It’s a good thing that he finally feels comfortable enough to talk about his sexuality.”
And we couldn’t agree more.
Charlie came out on This Morning, telling the hosts Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden that he was speaking up in the hope of helping others.
He said: “Our stories will help people, there is a way out.
“You are not alone. I want to be a positive person and tell people ‘you can do this’.”
The 29-year-old also shared that he came to terms with his sexuality whilst in a relationship with a girl, saying: “I had a girlfriend, she was the first person I spoke to and told.
“It was a proper relationship but I was very aware when I was seeing her that things weren’t quite right. If something doesn’t click, it doesn’t click.
“I feel so positive about this.”
Charlie’s sensitivity and close relationship with gay Bobby Norris is what fueled the rumours about his sexuality during his time on the show, with it all coming to a head when Bobby admitted that he was in love with Chaz.
In one memorable scene the Essex boy is seen confronting Ricky Rayment for telling Gemma that he thinks he is gay, Charlie rants: “I am categorically telling you that I am not a gay man but if you want to discuss my sexuality, by all means come and talk to me about it.”
Since coming out Charlie has recieved an outpouring of support from fans and the TOWIE cast alike, with Ferne McCann tweeting: “I am very proud of you @CharlieKing85 Your braveness will encourage others to be who they want to be!”