George dismisses claims his relationship is on the rocks

George Michael has denied claims he will split with his partner after a Sunday newspaper caught him cruising for men.

The singer, who had an amorous rendezvous with 58-year-old van driver Norman Kirtland on Hampstead Heath, phoned up TV show Richard and Judy yesterday to put the record straight.

He told the presenters his marriage to his partner of 10 years Kenny Goss was not off and said he hoped they’d tie the knot before his tour in September

Referring to Wayne Rooney’s teenage antics with an elderly prostitute, George Michael said: ‘I’ve got no issue with cruising, I’ve talked about it many times. They have to make me look like the gay Wayne Rooney, don’t they? You can’t be in shame about the situation if the person isn’t shamed.’