90s pop icon Kavana has revealed that he is gay in a new interview.

The 36-year-old singer said he is “almost embarrassed” that he has never publicly come out as gay, but simply said “no one’s ever asked!”

Kavana, who stars in ITV2 show The Big Reunion, told Now Magazine: “Part of me is almost embarrassed it’s taken me so long to publicly say I’m gay. Here I am, aged 36, coming out – what am I doing?

“I’ve never come out publicly because no one’s ever asked! It’s become this huge elephant in the room.”

The pop singer, who had hits such as Special Kind of Something, Crazy Chance, and Thank You, said he never came out to his parents.

“When I was involved in my first relationship with a guy, I told my sister Angela at her 40th birthday party. We were doing the can-can and I just said: ‘Oh, by the way, I’m gay!’

“I never told my mum or dad. My mum’s in a care home now. She’s got Alzheimer’s – it’s almost too late now to tell her. I don’t think it would do her any favors to let her know. My dad passed away four years ago.”

The ITV2 show The Big Reuinion continues on Thursday at 9pm.