15/07/2014 03:48 BST | Updated 15/07/2014 07:59 BST

'Britain's Got Talent' Winner, Collabro Star Jamie Lambert: 'I Never Hid The Fact That I'm Gay'

Collabro star Jamie Lambert has spoken about his sexuality for the first time and insisted he never hid the fact that he is gay - it's just that he was never asked.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' star also says it is important that gay people in the public eye are open about their sexuality.


Jamie (second from right) and the rest of his Collabro bandmates

He told The Sun: “No one asked — I have nothing to hide from anybody. I think it’s really important that all gay people in the public eye just talk about it. The more that happens, the more normal it becomes.

“I remember when Stephen Gately from Boyzone came out and it was a really massive deal.

“But I think nowadays it’s about being comfortable in your own skin and comfortable with who you fall in love with.

“It doesn’t make a difference whether it’s with a man or a woman.”

He added: “It’s only an aspect of me, just like it’s only an aspect of [his Collabro bandmates] that they’re straight.

"It’s not all of who I am. I would hate for people to see me as ‘the gay one’, rather than the one who sings that line.”

Collabro - who won this year's series of 'Britain's Got Talent' last month - netted £250,000 and a place on the Royal Variety Show line-up.

They have also been snapped up by Simon Cowell's record label Syco and are busy recording their first album.

The as-yet-untitled release will be available from 28 July.

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