Sneak peek: Shayne Ward strips off for Attitude

Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward has stripped down to nothing but a pair of tighty whities in the Attitude Travel Issue - and you can take a cheeky peek at the 30-year-old's sexy new shoot below... Inside, the singer appears across a 10-page photo shoot and interview, in which he reveals everything from why people call him gay to what fans can expect from his musical comeback after raising money for new album Closer through crowd-funding. 6943%20copy "It was a joint decision with management to use pledge music as we felt that by doing this the fans would be involved and that would make it so much more personal for them," the star says. "Best decision we made." Shayne releases new album Closer on April 13. You can check out his Pledgemusic page here. Elsewhere in the new issue of Attitude - the Travel Issue - the cast of Russell T Davies' new drama Cucumber appear together in a sexy new shoot and we chat to each of them individually about the hotly-anticipated Channel 4 show. The issue also interviews with Imitation Game star and Oscar front-runner Benedict Cumberbatch and legendary British actress Amanda Barrie - as well as a hot new shoot with former rugby and Strictly star Thom Evans. Meanwhile, we delve into the best gay destinations you never thought to explore, as well as the old classics, and examine the recent spate of LGBT people being arrested and imprisoned in countries where being gay is illegal. The new issue of Attitude is available to download to your mobile, iPad or tablet device now, and will be out in shops from next Wednesday (January 7). You can also have it delivered directly to your door at Even better, you can purchase a 13 issue digital subscription to Attitude for ONLY £17.49 as part of our January sale (ends January 15) from att253_COVER   More stories: UK’s first transgender vicar Carol Stone dies aged 60 Meet the footballers stripping off to save their team...