Union J's Jaymi Hensley Opens Up About Coming Out As Gay On The X Factor UK - Video

6 May 2013, 07:56

The UK boy band star says the whole show was supportive of him from the start.

Union J star Jaymi Hensley has opened up to Capital about coming out as gay during his time on The X Factor UK last year.

The 'Carry You' singer says he had been worried before auditioning for the show that it could difficult being gay in a boy band with such a female targeted fan base, but says everyone on the show was so supportive that he felt completely comfortable.

"I think before the show I always worried. I thought, 'What am I going to have to do about my sexuality? Am I going to have to have fake girlfriends and stuff like that," Jaymi revealed to Capital FM. "But when I got on The X Factor, everyone supported me so much, the crew and the show, everyone knew, and I've never hid it to anybody.

"One of our fans, Jake, is outside now, is such a nice kid, he came out to his family and stuff," Jaymi revealed. "I think it's just amazing that a decision I made has helped one kid, let alone more. 

The boy band star's bandmates George Shelley, Josh Cuthbert and JJ Hamblett went on to say they are proud and fully supportive of Jaymi's decision to be open about his sexuality.

"We want to say how proud we are for him, we knew from the start," JJ added. "All three of us are so proud of him."

Check out a picture of Union J earlier this year in London below:

Union J unveiled their debut music video for 'Carry You' at the start of the week and are set to perform live at the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2013 on 9th June at Wembley Stadium.

Watch Union J's Jaymi talking about his sexuality to Capital FM below: