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Duncan James' daughter is 'cool' with his sexuality

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Duncan James' daughter is 'cool' with his sexuality

Duncan James' daughter is "totally cool" with his sexuality.

The Blue singer's little girl Tianie - who he has with his friend Claire Grainger - may only be 11 years old but she already understands that her famous father prefers to date men.

In an interview with OK! magazine, he said: "I didn't plan to have Tianie. I wasn't in a relationship with Claire at the time and then along popped Tianie, the most incredible blessing. I'm so happy being a 38-year-old gay guy lucky enough to have a daughter. She's totally cool with me and my sexuality ... Even though Tianie's mum and I haven't been together, we've always been united as a family. Tianie's always known that we're her parents and we love her very much ... We have a really lovely understanding and a friendship. We just have to give each other looks to know what the other is thinking. I call her my twin. We're also quite similar looking."

And it seems Tianie has also picked up her father's performing talents as she's just secured a place at the Royal Ballet School in London following her audition in March.

He explained: "She told me she wants to be the best at ballet that she can possibly be. It's amazing and she knows it. Over 2,000 girls auditioned and there were only 12 places and she got one. She's got a passion. I think when a kid loves something so much, as a parent you have to encourage them.

"We saw from an early age that she had this innate ability to shine ... Claire was a dancer and so was my mum, and my grandfather was a music teacher, so she's definitely got it in her genes."

Duncan initially came out as bisexual in 2009 before revealing that he is actually gay three years later.