Pop pin-up helped Little Britain star realise he was gay

TAGS:

Comedian Matt Lucas says it was his boyhood love of pop star Shakin’ Stevens that helped him realise he was gay.

The 33-year-old Little Britain star, who married boyfriend Kevin McGee last year, reckons that he first started asking questions about his sexuality when he looked at a poster of the singer.

‘The first time I’d an inkling I was gay was looking at that picture when I was seven,’ he told Attitude magazine.

‘I said to my friend Michael, “Don’t you think sometimes men are handsome?” I didn’t think much of it at the time – I thought both girls and boys were attractive.

‘I’m sure the thoughts weren’t sexual, but there was something there.’