Jack Vidgen addresses coming out as a gay man on I'm A Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity's Jack Vidgen says it 'felt incredible' to come out as gay at age 19 in an emotional exchange with Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico - but was worried his admission would be seen as 'perverted' or 'dirty' by others

By Kristy Johnson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:37 GMT, 10 January 2021 | Updated: 10:37 GMT, 10 January 2021

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Jack Vidgen addressed his sexuality with AFL legend Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico on Sunday night's episode of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The 23-year-old singer said that while it 'felt incredible' to finally come out as gay at age 19, he worried that it would be seen as 'perverted' or 'dirty' by others.

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Jack, who won Australia's Got Talent in 2011, told Dipper that he 'probably would have been ready' to come out sooner, had he not been thrust into the spotlight. 

Heartfelt: I'm A Celebrity's Jack Vidgen (pictured), 23, said it 'felt incredible' to come out as gay at age 19 in an emotional exchange with AFL legend Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico on Sunday's episode

Heartfelt: I'm A Celebrity's Jack Vidgen (pictured), 23, said it 'felt incredible' to come out as gay at age 19 in an emotional exchange with AFL legend Robert 'Dipper' DiPierdomenico on Sunday's episode 

While in camp, Dipper, 62, asked Jack when he realised he was attracted to men.  

'I feel like I probably would have been ready to come out earlier. But probably because, just everything that happened and being known and in the public... and also [Australia's Got Talent],' Jack said. 

Jack revealed how he had a girlfriend from age 17 to 19, that was more of a 'glorified friendship', and felt ready to come out as gay when he started seeing his ex again.

Candid discussion: While in camp, Dipper (pictured), 62, asked Jack when he realised he was attracted to men

Candid discussion: While in camp, Dipper (pictured), 62, asked Jack when he realised he was attracted to men 

Downside of fame: Jack revealed that he 'probably would have been ready to come out earlier' had he not been thrust into the spotlight after winning Australia's Got Talent in 2011

Downside of fame: Jack revealed that he 'probably would have been ready to come out earlier' had he not been thrust into the spotlight

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