Paul Burrell's heartbreak over coming out to his children

He's the former royal butler honing his survival skills on Australia's version of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 

And on Thursday's episode, Paul Burrell revealed his heartbreak over coming out as gay to his ex-wife Maria Cosgrove and their children, Alexander, 27, and Nicholas, 24, in a candid 'Jungle Radio' interview.

In a one-on-one with Network Ten personality Steve Price, Princess Diana's former confidant confessed that breaking the news to his children 'broke his heart'.

Candid: Paul Burrell has revealed the heartbreak over coming out as gay to his ex wife Maria Cosgrove and children, Alexander, 27, and Nicholas,24, in a candid interview on Thursday's episode of i'm a Celebrity

Candid: Paul Burrell has revealed the heartbreak over coming out as gay to his ex wife Maria Cosgrove and children, Alexander, 27, and Nicholas,24, in a candid interview on Thursday's episode of i'm a Celebrity

Paul explained that while he and Maria were separated at the time, telling her about his sexuality was difficult.

'I love my wife, still to this day. She's the mother of my children,' Paul said. 'When I had to confront her we were already separated. And I told her first, before I told the boys, and she said, "Well, I didn't expect you to marry someone quite so soon".'

Paul and Maria separated in 2016 after 32 years of marriage. 

The 59-year-old subsequently announced he was tying the knot with

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