Tom Daley has spoken about his sexuality for the first time since coming out in a YouTube video in December.
Much debate over Tom’s official sexuality was sparked after the video was posted — though he revealed that he was dating a man, he insisted he “still fancies girls” and led many to believe he was bisexual.
Daley put an end to the speculation on Channel ITV 2’s chat show Celebrity Juice last night, telling host Keith Lemon that he’s “now gay.”
“So Tom, let’s get right to the crunch here – you’re a gay man now?” Lemon asked. “I am,” Daley replied.
Lemon then asked Daley if he has a boyfriend, to which Daley replied: “Yes, I do… It was the whole kind of reason behind it.”
“I was terrified,” he added. “I didn’t know what the reaction was going to be. I mean, you always think the worst.”
He then goes on to explain the reasons behind coming out on YouTube: “Because I wanted to be able to say what I wanted to say on my own terms without anyone twisting anything.”
Here’s the video: