Former Strictly Come Dancing star Reverend Richard Coles posted the black-and-white snapshot from his teenagers on Twitter, and joked to his followers that it may need been apparent he was homosexual
Former Strictly Come Dancing star Reverend Richard Coles has shared an epic throwback to have fun Nationwide Coming Out Day.
The annual consciousness day is noticed on 11 October, and goals to help LGBTQ+ folks as they replicate on the day they ‘got here out’ to household and buddies.
Broadcaster and TV star Richard took to Twitter to have fun his sexuality by posting a black-and-white snap from his teenagers.
Within the image, he will be seen posing for the digital camera alongside his buddies, and sticking his tongue out.
Richard couldn’t assist however poke enjoyable at his youthful self, and he joked to his 419,000 followers it would’ve been apparent to some he was homosexual.
“Mine was a 12 months away however I believe there have been refined indicators that it was arriving,” he quipped within the caption, alongside the hashtag #comingoutday2021.
The 59 12 months outdated is a Church of England priest and is a profitable broadcaster, however is most well-known for his stint within the 1980s pop band The Communards, alongside Jimmy Somerville.
He’s additionally appeared on exhibits together with Superstar Masterchef, QI, and Have I Acquired Information For You, in addition to serving because the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Reside.
He then stole the hearts of viewers as he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing again in 2017, the place he was paired with professional dancer Dianne Buswell.
Dubbed one of many worst contestants the present has ever seen, Richard managed to final till Film Week, then was voted off by viewers and judges after performing the bottom scoring paso doble in Strictly historical past.
Richard dressed up as Flash Gordon to carry out the fearsome Spanish dance, and after he was booted off the BBC One present, he joked he regarded like “a walrus having anaphylactic shock.”
Throughout an interview on the spin-off present It Takes Two, with then-host Zoe Ball, the reverend mentioned regardless of the low scores, he had “no regrets” about collaborating, and had a “incredible time”.
Tragedy struck two years later in December 2019 when Richard’s husband Rev David Coles died aged 42 after a prolonged battle with alcoholism.
He introduced the information on social media, and whereas he didn’t reveal David’s reason behind dying on the time, he later spoke about his husband’s brutal combat with dependancy.
Richard mentioned David’s alcoholism was as if he was being “seized by a demon”, and instructed BBC Radio Northampton his husband was “deeply ashamed” about it.
Earlier this 12 months, Richard launched a ebook, The Insanity of Grief, which documented his life with David, and the way he and his household coped with the devastating lack of a beloved one.