Derry YouTube star and Blue Peter presenter Adam B comes out as gay in emotional video
The popular social media figure, 22, has a whopping 3.42million subscribers on YouTube, along with being a co-presenter on Blue Peter and other CBBC youth shows.
First uploading a video to the platform, which included his family, he shared about coming terms with his sexuality, saying:
‘I’m gay. I’ve said it. I’ve finally told you something I’ve meant to tell you for a long time.’
“One thing I love about these guys”, referring to his family in the video, “is that when I told them, nothing changed, and that’s the best feeling ever. To be able to love life, to wake up in the morning and feel like nothing’s changed,’ he said.
Adam also has 774k subscribers on Tiktok, where he shared two videos – with one particular one grabbing folks’ attention for showing perfectly the emotion and vulnerability many of us LGBTQs feel around coming out.
@adambyt Coming out is the scariest. But the relief afterwards is indescribable 💙 #comingout #gay #fyp #foryou ♬ original sound – Adam B
Beales, who lives in Manchester, also shared that he has a boyfriend, saying:
“Being able to share it in such a way that I’m not scared anymore and in such a way that I’m happy to share it and I’m proud to share it,” he added.
@adambyt I’m happy now ❤️ #gay #fyp #foryou ♬ original sound – Adam B