"It was horrendous. It felt like death."
Howard has been dropped from the line-up of an upcoming Pride event in light of the controversy.
Including show-stopping performances, surprise cameos and one fashion moment that got everyone talking.
The event being held on May 7 in the grounds of Windsor Castle will be in front of a crowd of 20,000 members of the public and invited guests.
"I don’t know what it is about a closeted gay Asian man in South London being in love with a hot Daniel Day-Lewis, but My Beautiful Laundrette resonated big time."
Here are all the red carpet snaps you need to see from the most glamorous event in the film calendar.
Actor Callum Scott Howells tried his chances at the Take That-inspired talent search long before joining the Pink Palace.
All is not as it seems, apparently.
The group will still perform their Europe dates.