Charlie King has admitted that he has received a lot of attention from guys since coming out last week.

The reality star told attitude.co.uk that he feels “overwhelmed” by the reaction to his recent appearance on This Morning, which saw him discuss his sexuality – read more here.

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Speaking at the Attitude Awards 2014 about his decision to come out on live television, he said: “It was an ideal opportunity. I’d read James Ingham’s story about a week before, and I had already been speaking to a couple of my friends.

“I just felt that I was ready to tell my story. Through the summer I have been in a relationship and I just wanted to draw upon that and be proud of where I am in my life right now.

“People have followed my story on TOWIE, and they’ve questioned me and now it felt like the right time to put it out there,” he added.

Asked about his recent romance, he replied: “I’m single now. I’m gutted, absolutely gutted. I’m a little bit overwhelmed by the response, because suddenly you get a hell of a lot of interest.

“I’ve got loads of new Twitter followers and lots of Facebook friend requests. I’m going to let it die down a bit, I’m not going to go and get busy. I’m going to take my time.”

For the third consecutive year Virgin Holidays were headline sponsors of the Attitude Awards, which also benefited the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Attitude would also like to thank other sponsors and supporters of the event including Sky, Renault, Marriott, M&S, Little Miracles, Naked Wines and Hip Hotels.

Click here to see the best pictures from the Attitude Awards 2014 red carpet.

Click here to find out who won prizes at the ceremony.