Blue’s Duncan James: I’m Bisexual

In an interview with News of the World’s Dan Wootton, Duncan James of Blue is revealing that he is bisexual as the boy band are launching a comeback. “I can still look at women now and think they’re sexy,” Duncan said. “I love being intimate with a woman, I love breasts. I do think girls can be a lot more emotional. I know most gay guys think, ‘Bi Now, Gay Later’ and maybe one day the thought of being with a woman won’t work for me. But likewise, maybe the thought of being with a guy might be the same. I might want to settle down with a girl to have a family lifestyle. That appeals to me too. Mainly I just want to be happy. I want to be in a long-term relationship and, most importantly, be in love.”

As for the daughter he shares with ex-girlfriend Claire Granger, the 31-year-old said, “I hope when she grows up she is accepting of her daddy.”

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Blue Plotting Comeback, Duncan The Only Remaining Holdout

June 14, 2008 – The Sun reports Blue singers Antony Costa, Lee Ryan, and Simon Webbe have been trying to persuade Duncan James to regroup for a comeback, but Duncan is waiting to see how he fairs in the Channel 4 sitcom ‘Plus One’, where he plays himself. “The lads have been in negotiations about reforming,” a source told Gordon Smart. “They’re all ready to sign on the dotted line. Duncan is holding out as he is keen to pursue his acting ambitions. But he will soon see sense.” The British boy band split in 2005, with each releasing solo material since then. Read more.

Eurovision Offer Prompted Duncan To Give Up Pop Career

March 18, 2007 – Duncan James spoke with Neil Sean of Sky News about why he turned down a chance to appear in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. “I knew that it was time to stop when I was offered the chance to do Eurovision – it’s just not me,” he said of his singing career. “I plan to go into presenting and hopefully acting. I wouldn’t rule out a Hollywood role, if offered.”

Father’s Plea To Duncan James

Simon Roscoe, 53, has never met his singing son Duncan James, but he tells The Sunday Mirror he now he wants to introduce the former Blue star to his family. “My dad is 80 and has had two strokes and mum is 84. They might not be around for much longer,” Roscoe explained. “We’ve only spoken on the phone twice. I’d also love to see his baby.”

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Duncan James Dumps Nikki Grahame

The People reports former Blue star Duncan James has dumped his girlfriend Nikki Grahame of ‘Big Brother’ fame. “Duncan thought Nikki was gorgeous but he couldn’t cope with her erratic temper,” a source explained. “She would throw too many strops and was way too emotionally unbalanced for him. He thought he’d give her the benefit of the doubt and just get to know her… but he didn’t think she’d be as crazy in real life as she was on ‘Big Brother’.” Read more.

Reality TV Show Won’t Slow Duncan’s Singing Career

November 10, 2006 – With Duncan James set to star in the reality program ‘Dancing On Ice’, the former Blue star tells Neil Sean of Sky News his fans need not worry he’s giving up on his day job. “I haven’t quit singing, I’m actually currently working on new material for release next year,” he said.

Duncan On Dumping Someone In A Song

August 24, 2006 – Top Of The Pops Online spoke with Duncan James in a Q&A and asked the former Blue singer if he could dump somebody in a song or use a song to explain why he dumped somebody.

“I think that’s cool. I think words are really powerful, and if you use your words carefully, it’s really important,” he said. “When I said about e-mailing, I’ve been e-mailing people in the past where I’ve had really troublesome things going on in my head and I’ve wanted to explain, and sometimes you just can’t talk to people in a way, so you can sit down and write an e-mail in the same respect as with a song, you can get what you want to say across in a lyric, and that’s kind of a bit easier, I guess. It’s good for you, because you’re getting it out of yourself, getting it down and writing it out on paper, so I think that’s kind of cute.”

The interview transcript at bbc.co.uk has since been removed.

Duncan James ‘Can’t Stop A River’ Video

August 13, 2006 – Former Blue star Duncan James is out with the music video to his new single ‘Can’t Stop A River’, off his debut album ‘Future Past’. Watch it via Vimeo below.

Madonna Barks At Duncan For Not Dancing

August 2, 2006 – Duncan James spoke with The Sun after being picked out by Madonna at her concert at London’s Wembley Arena for not dancing. “Hey, you, why aren’t you dancing? Come on,” Madge scolded the former Blue star. “I couldn’t believe she was pointing at me! I was so embarrassed,” Duncan later admitted. “A friend offered me a ticket at the last minute and I jumped at the chance to go. I’d never seen Madonna live before and I was mesmerized by her amazing body and performance. It was exactly at that point, when she was dancing right in front of me, that I couldn’t do anything but stare because she looks so incredible. That’s why I wasn’t dancing.”

Party In The Park In Leeds

Former Blue star Duncan James, former Busted star Matt Willis, McFly, Rooster, ‘X Factor’ stars Shayne Ward and Chico, and Totally Frank performed at Party In The Park in Leeds, England on Sunday (July 23). Watch highlight clips from YouTube. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Duncan And Tara’s TV Company Scrapped

June 21, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that former Blue star Duncan James has spoken out over the secret demise of his planned TV company with rumored girlfriend Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. “We have decided to go our separate ways business-wise as we both had fixed ideas on the sort of shows we wanted to make,” Duncan told a spy.

Duncan Doesn’t Want To Sing Forever

June 10, 2006 – The Sun’s Something For The Weekend features a Q&A with former Blue star Duncan James, where he was asked if he saw a long future as a solo singer. “Singing isn’t what I want to do forever,” he said. “The TV presenting has been cool and I’d like to do some acting but I’d really like to manage a band or set up my own agency. I want to help kids and new artists who may not otherwise have the opportunity to get into the music business. I’d been trying for years before I got into Blue. You just need the right break at the right time, which I can help with.” Read more.

Duncan James Fan Chat

Former Blue star Duncan James answered fan questions. The clip started out with Duncan being interrupted by the station’s alarms. He then talked about his love of Spain, how he’s been spending downtime, if he could fall in love with a fan, his ideal woman, his schedule, who he’d like to collaborate with, and the styles of music he listens to. GM.tv has since removed the chat’s video.

Duncan Parks In Disabled Parking Spot

May 3, 2006 – The Sun reports former Blue star Duncan James was photographed parking his grey Nissan in a disabled parking spot on a shopping trip in Radlett, North London. “It isn’t setting a very good example to his fans,” The British Council Of Disabled People said. “If there isn’t a blue badge on display in the car then the he shouldn’t park in a disabled parking spot. He could get fined.” The story and pictures at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.

Duncan Turns To Meditation

April 6, 2006 – Duncan James dealt with his post Blue split nerves by taking up meditation, a source tells The Sun. Before gigs, Duncan insists on 20 minutes of calm, where he sits with his eyes closed. “He has been practicing for a while and he says it really psyches him up for presenting and live gigs,” the insider said.

Duncan James’ Drunken Antics After Brit Awards

Former Blue star Duncan James had too much to drink after the Brit Awards, making aggressive plays for The People’s gossip writer Debbie Manley and later singer Joss Stone at the Baglioni Hotel in London’s Kensington district. After being turned down by Manley, he was pushed away by Stone after grabbing her bottom and leaning in for a kiss. Duncan found better luck later on the dance floor with a mystery brunette. Read more.

Duncan Romancing Older Woman

January 16, 2006 – The Sunday Mirror reports that British soap star Shobna Gulati has fallen for former Blue heartthrob Duncan James. “There was a big spark between Shobna and Duncan as soon as they met,” a spy on the set of the hit ITV show ‘Soapstar Superstar’ revealed. “Shobna may be older than him [she’s 39, he’s 26], but she’s young at heart. They share the same sense of humor and get on really well. It’s early days and they are taking things very slowly – but the chemistry’s there.”

Duncan’s BMW X5 Stolen

December 10, 2005 – Former Blue star Duncan James is becoming an amateur detective after thieves broke into his mother Fiona’s home at 2 am and stole his BMW X5. “I felt sick to the stomach when my mum called,” Duncan said. “She was at home in bed with her best friend in the next room when they broke in. The scumbags must have known what they were looking for because they moved my mum and her friend’s cars out of the way first then took mine. I don’t care about the car I care about my mum.” The singer added, “It all happened so quick about ten minutes and they were gone. The police have been around and fingerprinted the whole place. It’s a real mess but we should get them.”

Duncan James Angry With Mom For eBay Sales

Duncan James isn’t happy with his mother Fiona Inglis for selling personal items from his days with Blue on eBay. “Duncan is not happy with his mother. It’s very embarrassing,” a friend said. “She seems completely unrepentant, though. Duncan has had words but she doesn’t seem to see the problem with selling his stuff. She sells other items, but to sell signed belongings, including backstage passes for old Blue tours, is mortifying for Duncan. She gets people to send payment to her as F. Inglis. She’s been selling on ebay since April 2003 and has been doing a very brisk trade. She’s never had a complaint from buyers either who are all big Blue fans.”

Geri Halliwell And Duncan James Shop For Lingerie

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and former Blue star Duncan James renewed talk that they are dating after being photographed together shopping at Victoria’s Secret in Los Angeles. “Geri and Duncan looked like any other couple shopping for underwear together,” a source said. “There was a definite chemistry between them.”

Duncan James Eyes ‘Big Brother’ Babe Sam Heuston

The Sunday Mirror reports that former Blue star Duncan James is desperate to date ‘Big Brother’ reject Sam Heuston. “Duncan really fancies Sam. He thinks she’s incredibly sexy and would like to get to know her a bit better,” an insider revealed. “He tried not to miss a show when she was in the house and made it his mission to take her out when she was voted out of the house.”

Blue’s Duncan James Eyed For TV Hosting Gig

April 8, 2005 – Blue star Duncan James is in the running for Ben Shephard’s slot on GMTV’s ‘Entertainment Today Friday’ program, according to The Sun. “Duncan has been in for a screen test and he’s very good,” an insider revealed. Duncan already has stood in for Shephard last year when he was on vacation.

Blue’s Duncan James Now A Dad

March 1, 2005 – ContactMusic.com reports that Blue star Duncan James is now a father with word his former lover Claire gave birth to a baby girl, Tianie-Finn James, who weighed 8 pounds. Duncan said, “I’m over the moon.”

Baby Means New Priorities For Blue’s Duncan James

Blue star Duncan James admits his life is set to change when ex-girlfriend Claire gives birth to their daughter in April. “Becoming a father has made me not want to go out and get drunk with my mates,” the 24-year-old told Reveal magazine. “I’m not interested in one-night stands. I have something else to concentrate on, someone much more important than me. It wasn’t planned, but I’m ready for this. I’ve got three women in my life right now – my mum, Claire and our baby daughter. I don’t really have time for anyone else.”

Blue’s Duncan Quitting Britain

December 5, 2004 – The Sunday Mirror reports that Blue star Duncan James said he was planning on leaving Britain to live in America during an intimate dinner with a female friend last week. “I want to quit Britain – I want to move to the States,” an onlooker overheard the singer saying. “People here are so rude and so unfriendly to me. In the States, I may not be famous but at least everyone is pleasant. They’re so much nicer than they are here.” Duncan hopes to launch a Hollywood acting career living in Los Angeles while Blue take 2005 off.

Blue’s Duncan Gets Two Moles Removed

November 14, 2004 – The Sunday Mirror reports Blue star Duncan James has had to go under the knife to have two moles removed in a secret skin cancer scare. “Duncan is relieved he’s OK and the moles are gone,” a source explained. “He’s always had a problem with them, even as a child. But two of them – one on his chin and the other on his neck – had started becoming increasingly painful. One got inflamed and infected as he kept cutting it shaving. Obviously he was worried, but he was happy as Larry when told by his doctor that everything was fine.”

Blue’s Duncan Lands Solo Deal

November 13, 2004 – With Blue set to take 2005 off, The Sun reports Duncan James has been offered a solo deal from EMI for over $900,000. “It’s very exciting,” Duncan enthused. “It will be so different to working as a group and I’ll miss the boys, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

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