Union J member George Shelley has opened up about his sexuality in a new video uploaded to his Youtube channel. In the one-and-a-half minute clip the 22-year-old addressed rumours about his sexuality, saying that he has dated men and women in the past.

George ShellyGeorge Shelley has addressed his sexuality in a Youtube video.

"I want to start 2016 with a clean slate. I don't feel that I should hide anything,” Shelley began. "I went into the jungle and it gave me a lot of time to reflect on what is important to me. And what is important to me is that I should be myself."

"I've been reading a lot of speculation online as to whether I'm straight or gay or bi. It’s all these labels and it's a little bit old fashioned and this is why I'm not going to label it myself. I've had girlfriends that I've loved. But I've also had boyfriends.”

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"I want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next it's because I love them. It shouldn't be a big deal. I don't want to be scared anymore, I don't want to feel like I can't be myself because I'm worried about what somebody might be saying about me. or the label thing.”

"I've not changed, I'm still me. I'm becoming a little bit less scared of being myself, and that makes me quite happy.” Last year Shelley appeared on ITV reality series ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’, where he finished in second place.

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During his time in then jungle he formed a close friendship with ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star Ferne McCann, who praised Shelley on Instagram this morning.

Posting a selfie of herself and Shelley, McCann wrote, ‘Feeling very proud of my lil jungle fwend today. 'Happiness is letting go of what you think life is supposed to look like & celebrating it for everything that it is' I love you bubs.’

Watch George Shelley's video below: