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'X Factor' Craig Colton: 'I've never hidden my sexuality'

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The X Factor's Craig Colton has confirmed that he is gay and "proud of who I am".

Boyband Nu Vibe mentioned Colton's sexuality in a video interview with Holy Moly this week, which some fans suggested may have "outed" the singer.

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Colton has now spoken to the Daily Star about the subject, insisting that he was happy for Nu Vibe to mention his sexuality.

"I have never hidden my sexuality and I am proud of who I am. Nu Vibe are all my best mates," he is quoted as saying.

Colton revealed to Digital Spy that he was sick three times backstage last weekend.

"I vomited three times before I went on. I was filled with nerves," he said.

"Staff came backstage and saw me and were like, 'Should we call the paramedics?' I just laughed and said, 'No, you're alright, I've been sick now, there's nowt else that can happen!'"

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