The Vamps star James McVey has revealed he’s ‘attracted to different genders.’
The singer, 27, who is engaged to fiancée Kirstie Brittain, candidly discussed his sexuality in an interview with Attitude magazine after realising there are several ways he can be attracted to someone aside from a romantic sense.
In August James revealed he and Kirstie had postponed their Dorset wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after proposing to his long-term girlfriend in 2019.
Candid: The Vamps star James McVey has revealed he’s ‘attracted to different genders’ after realising he can be ‘drawn to their personalities’
James explained that while he couldn’t be happier to be marrying Kirstie, he recently realised he can be attracted to the opposite sex.
He explained: ‘There are elements of things – it might not always be a sexual thing, for example – but you can really, really admire someone, cherish someone, value someone and find them attractive in a certain way.’
‘I do see, you know, men often and I’m like, he’s really, really attractive and I’m like, drawn to them in a certain way.
‘But it doesn’t necessarily mean I want to marry that person or sleep with that person, but you do have tendencies and desires to do that.’
Candid: The singer explained that while he couldn’t be happier to be marrying his fiancée Kirstie Brittain, he recently realised he can be attracted to the opposite sex
James added he sees his attraction as ‘a really open thing,’ as he feels able to be open about his feelings.
The I’m A Celebrity star announced his engagement to Kirstie in February 2019, after enlisting the help of his jungle campmate Harry Redknapp to choose a ring.
In August the couple revealed they were planning to postpone their wedding due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, having originally scheduled their big day for November.
Important: James added in recent years he’s realised he can be attracted to someone’s personality without wanting ‘to necessarily marry or sleep with them’
James told the Metro: ‘I think we’re going to postpone it.
‘It is meant for November, but the problem is that the government haven’t really set out any plans for how weddings can go back to normal. Thirty people can be at a reception, but have to be socially distanced.
‘We have elderly relatives in Liverpool who would have to travel down to Dorset where we’re getting married. Kirstie and I are thinking it’s best to postpone it until Halloween next year.’
On hold: In August James revealed he and Kirstie had postponed their Dorset wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after proposing to his long-term girlfriend in 2019
Last year, James spoke to MailOnline about how the preparations were going as he explained he was worried he didn’t know where Kirstie’s ring was.
He said: ‘The ring has just been posted to my house and it wasn’t there by the time I left… I’m worried there’s this ring somewhere in the ether.
‘If I’ve lost the ring Kirsty is gonna kill me!’
Despite the possible setback, he admitted he isn’t allowing himself to get too worked up, as he explained: ‘Kirsty and I are the best of friends. Stress is not gonna ruin our lives.’
Not yet: The hitmaker said he and Kirstie were originally scheduled to marry this month, but have now pushed back their nuptials to November 2021