X Factor star Olly Murs has confessed he got up close and personal with dance and drama teacher Danyl Johnson when they were in the X Factor house.
The cheeky Essex charmer who is currently starring in the live UK arena tour of the show made his confession in the March issue of Gay Times.
25 year –old Olly, who appear on the front cover of the mag baring his hairy chest in an unbuttoned wet shirt said: “Danyl was one of the people I was closest to in the house. We used to play ‘gay chicken’ together.
“Gay chicken is this game where you lean in to kiss someone and you await to see who turns away first.
“We were leaning in and laughing, but then Danyl actually closed his eyes! I’ve always been really open-minded. I don’t judge people.”
Olly who signed a big bucks record deal with Simon Cowell and Epic, the label behind JLS, this week also admitted he gets a kick out o flirting with men.
“I find myself with gay guys all the time! The ‘you can’t have me thing!’, “ he said.
And while Olly admits he didn’t chicken out of playing around with Danyl, Olly who came runner up in the final to Joe McElderry admits he didn’t have the stomach to buy the 18 year- old Geordie’s single The Climb as he hated the winner’s song.
“Did I buy it? No I didn’t. It was such a boring ballad,” he said. Maybe Olly would have preferred a gender- bending Katy Perry switcharoo instead: “I kissed a boy and I liked it!”
This week Stacey Solomon ruled out any romance between her and Olly. The two contestants were rumoured to be dating during the last series of the reality singing contest.
But Stacey told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning that the reports of love between the contestants were "not true".
She explained: "Sorry. No I can't say it is happening.
"People get so upset when you say no. They say, 'Are you and Olly together' and I have to say, 'No, I'm really sorry'."