He won a legion of adoring fans after shooting to fame as the soulful crooner who sang his way into the Britain's Got Talent final in 2015.
But Calum Scott admitted the exposure was daunting, making it 'really tough' for him to come out publicly as gay.
The British singer - who is in Sydney during Mardi Gras - confessed that while he doesn't consider himself a 'flag bearer' of the annual parade, he feels 'stronger' than ever about his sexuality now.
'It was really tough to come out publicly': Britain's Got Talent sensation Calum Scott reveals his initial struggle to be openly gay
'It was really tough to come out publicly,' he told The Daily Telegraph's Confidential.
'I don't consider myself a flag bearer in the parade, but I have never felt stronger about who I am.'
The former recruitment worker said he came out to help makes others feel like they could speak out.
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