The singer also said he was “so frightened” when the News of the World revealed that he was bisexual – he had to flee the country. Speaking on ITV’s The Big Reunion, James said he struggled to come to terms with his sexuality because of his religious upbringing.

I’d like to do something gritty that people wouldn’t expect me to do.

Any actor wants a part that’s challenging rather than obvious.

How do you rate Bonnie Tyler’s chances at Eurovision? Britain is one of the world’s biggest exporters of music and it’s wrong for us to end up at the bottom of a European singing competition.

She’s got a great chance but sadly as we found out it’s not just about the song or how talented you are as a singer – it’s about politics. When we entered, we got more than ten points and ended up 11th but in the public phone vote we’d have come fifth – but now they have this jury system attached, which affects the final scores.

Edele from B*Witched seemed like a bit of a handful…

She came up to us the night of the Apollo gig and said she was so glad we were there and gave us all a big hug. She was reluctant to see us at first but she’s become a good friend.In fact, Duncan looks quite content with his life now.However with the rumors of his sexual preference circulating, this might just dampen the high spirits of Duncan.Duncan James, 35, was in boy band Blue and had a career in musicals when they split in 2005. It’s grown up, its got deeper lyrics – we sing more about love and heartbreak. We’re doing it ourselves and have got our own record label. It’s been a tough couple of years doing it that way because you don’t have the machine of a big label behind you but we wanted to do it like that. We’ve always been known for great songs and we wanted the album to be just that.What lessons has your career in showbiz taught you? Even if you’re careful about what you say you can read a story where the quotes are totally misconstrued.