Former boyband member Duncan James has posted a picture on social media that has gone viral for all the right reasons.

The 'Blue' singer and sometime actor initially outed himself as bisexual in a 2009 interview and has a 14-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. However, his latest post - a sweet photo with his Belgium-based Brazilian boyfriend Rodrigo Reis - declared that he was 'happy in [his] skin' and 'proud to be gay'.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "I posted this pic on my Insta yesterday & couldn’t get over the amazing response, comments and love from people.

"I didn’t identify as a gay man for many years because of my own issues with coming out, but finally I’m happy in my skin & this guy next 2 me makes me proud 2 be gay."

Fans have been praising him for being true to himself and the tweet has been 'liked' over 50,000 times since yesterday.

James is currently starring as Frank-N-Furter in a production of 'The Rocky Horror Show'.