Rylan Clark: Tom Daley’s coming out shouldn’t have been such big news

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X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother star Rylan Clark has spoken out about Tom Daley’s coming out to say that it shouldn’t have caused such a fuss.

In a five-minute YouTube video, the British diving bronze medallist, and star of ITV’s Smash, revealed that he had been in a relationship with a man since Spring 2013.

Notably, he specifically chose not to use a label to describe his sexuality, but said it was “love at first sight”, when he met his boyfriend.

Rylan whilst congratulating Daley on coming out, said that he did not think the revelation should have caused such a fuss.

He said: “I’m just upset that in 2013 someone coming out is still such big news.”

In the Sun interview, he continued: “Not to take anything away from Tom, it is still hard to come out, but I haven’t come out as gay yet I don’t think.

“What about people like Alan Carr, Gok Wan, Graham Norton and me – people who are on TV who have never hidden their sexuality? What do we get? We don’t get recognition.”

Daley has been hailed by many including Lady Gaga and Clare Balding (among many others), and has been accepted by his grandparents for the announcement.

He was also immortalised in Russian doll form, alongside Sir Elton John, Graham Norton, George Michael and Stephen Fry, in a charity auction.