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Duncan James feels 'lucky' his daughter accepts his sexuality

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Duncan James feels 'lucky' his daughter accepts his sexuality

Duncan James feels lucky his daughter is accepting of him as a "gay dad".

The Blue singer initially came out as bisexual in 2009 but identified himself as homosexual four years ago and is thankful his little girl, 10-year-old Tianie - whose mother is his ex-girlfriend Claire Grainger - is so understanding.

He said: "I was worried how she'd feel about having a gay dad. But I'm so lucky because she's so accepting."

And the 'All Rise' hitmaker would love to have more children, but only when he's in a stable relationship.

He told the new issue of Closer magazine: "I know a lot of gay people who have gone through surrogacy to have kids, and there aren't that many of us who have managed it naturally.

"I think I'd like more kids, but I'd want to be in a stable relationship. It's really hard meeting people, especially when you're in the public eye."

When it comes to his professional ambitions, Duncan would love to follow in the footsteps of his Blue bandmate Simon Webbe and compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing', but he has never been asked.

He said: "I get asked every year to go in to 'Celebrity Big Brother' but 'Strictly' is the best one to do.

"I don't think I could be as good as Simon Webbe, but I would give it a go."