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X Factor Winner Joe McElderry Comes Out As Former A-Sexual-Cum-Homo

When someone “hacked into” to Joe McElderry’s Twitter account and wrote “It’s been difficult living a lie for so many years,” last year’s X Factor winner quickly insisted he was not gay, and he didn’t write those words. Only half of that story might be true: McElderry just came out.

It’s not that McElderry, 19, has by lying about his sexuality, he says. It’s just that he didn’t know himself: “I’ve had time to think about things. I wasn’t attracted to anyone anyway, male or female. It never really entered my head I was gay. But I just know. It’s how I feel.” And the Twitter incident helped move things along: “The Twitter thing ­actually helped because I ­realised I wasn’t that ­bothered, and the penny dropped.”

It was three weeks ago he came to the realization — which means he’s got some catching up to do. So far, he’s only kissed one dude, he says. “I’ve kissed lots of girls but only one boy. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s weird, maybe that’s what happens.’ I didn’t know what it meant. It was nothing serious, just a one-off thing.”

And Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole have already voiced their support. What a couple of fag hags.