Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke has come out as gay. The 28-year-old had previously identified as bisexual, but after breaking up with girlfriend Catherine Louise Redford in December, has now announced his homosexuality.
Speaking to the Sun ahead of the new series of the E4 show, Ollie said: "It's the first time the viewers have seen me as gay instead of bi. I do say the words 'I'm a gay man.'
Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke has come out as gay
"I lived with a woman last year when I was off camera and we had two dogs together. Then when we broke up in December, I thought, 'That's it now, I think I'm gay.'"
Ollie has previously dated Topshop heiress Chloe Green, as well as his co-stars Gabriella Ellis and Ashley James.
He continued: "I want to experience my first gay relationship whether that's on or off camera. I don't mind. But I want to have one. I'm ready."
The star previously identified as bi-sexual, and once dated Chloe Green
Ollie is preparing to get stuck into the dating scene this summer, after a busy start to 2016. Speaking to BANG Showbiz earlier this year, he admitted: "My love life is a disaster at the moment. It's a disaster, it's not great! It's fine though because I'm working so much at the moment that I haven't had time to date people, but I don't think it's really important to mix work and date someone in my spare time."
Since making his announcement this week, Ollie has been inundated with messages of support on social media - led by his good friend and fellow reality star Vicky Pattison. "Love this..!! @ollielocke, it doesn't matter what you are darling… You're fabulous either way! Happy for you!!" she wrote.
Ollie later replied: "@VickyPattison Thank you gorgeous very sweet of you! So much love Xx."