From the tragic death of his boyfriend to the musical of his life - we reveal all about the brilliant Scott Mills!

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For
a man who broadcasts to millions of listeners every weekday on Radio 1, there’s a lot you probably don’t know about the lovely Scott Mills.

The
Strictly Come Dancing contestant has entertained us the airwaves for over 20 years now
but it hasn’t always been laughs for the usually private star.

Here’s
our 5 things you NEED to know!

1. Scott came out in 2001 to
avoid tabloid speculation about his sexuality. And although he rarely talks about his love
life, fans of his show still created an online petition for Strictly
bosses to partner him with a male dancer! We would have love to see his American Smooth with Brendan Cole!

2. In 2006, Scott‘s boyfriend
Mitch
tragically died of a drugs overdose. Grief stricken Scott turned to
alcohol before finding comfort in good friend
Robbie Williams.

‘I’d wake up in the evening and drink two bottles of
wine or a bottle of spirits in front of the TV. It was a way to escape.
Robbie
was someone I could talk too about my drinking,’ Scott revealed in
his brilliantly candid autobiography, Love You Bye,in 2012.

3. Following an online hoax in 2009,
a musical adaption of Scott‘s life was created and hit the stage at the
Edinburgh Fringe festival. Scott Mills – The Musical featured cameos
from celeb friends Denise Van Outen and David Hasslehoff, and contained
all kinds of Lolz if the YouTube clips are anything to go by!

4. Despite
being one of our countries most loved radio and TV presenters, Scott hasn’t let his
celebrity status or fame change him. During his show he regularly talks
about his love of discount chain Poundland, and he even took billionaires Mohammad and
Kamaliya
Zahoor from reality show Meet The Russians for an afternoon
shopping there! Amazing!

5. And if you couldn’t already love him enough,
the ‘housewives favourite’ once created his own hilarious Come Dine
With Me
spin off show, Washed Up, which featured him and fellow Radio
One DJ Chris Stark washing pots. Why? Because according to Scott, ‘all
these shows never show the aftermath of a dinner party’

We hear you there Scott! Watch the hilarious clip below…

 

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