Watch: Conan O’Brien joins Grindr

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TV host Conan O’Brien has signed up to gay hook-up app Grindr.

The comedian tried out the app on his talk show, Conan, alongside out actor and game show host Billy Eichner.

“I explored the world of Tinder a little while ago. Since I did, people have been telling me I should try this thing called Grindr.

“I think I’m straight, I’ve been married happily for a long time, but then there are times – like when Ryan Gosling’s on the show.”

Eichner explains: “Tinder is a lot of straight people pretending it’s for dating but really using it for sex. Grindr is for gay guys not pretending it’s for anything other than meeting up to have sex.”

The TV host contemplates the username “Ginger sugar daddy”, before settling for “Frecklef**k”.

The pair chat with a number of men, including one with the headline “looking to suck” – before agreeing to meet with a guy in a carpark.

O’Brien concluded: “It wasn’t a love connection, or a hook-up, but I did make a new friend in a supermarket parking lot.”

The TV host isn’t the first straight celebrity to try out the app – Madonna signed on earlier this month, to chat to fans.

Meanwhile, Homer Simpson dubbed Grindr one of humanity’s greatest achievements in a recent episode of the animated show.