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Dame Kelly Holmes comes out as gay after 34 years

Dame Kelly Holmes, 52, comes out as gay as she says ‘I’m finally free’ after living a ‘secret life’ for decades

Dame Kelly Holmes has publicly come out as gay.

The Olympic runner, 52, has spoken about her sexuality for the first time as she declared she ‘finally feels free’ after years of living a ‘secret’ life.

The athletics star admitted she was ‘fully aware’ of rumours about her sexual orientation but is now happy to be coming out ‘on her own terms’.

Speaking to the Mirror, she said: ‘There have been lots of dark times where I wished I could scream that I am gay – but I couldn’t.’

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Speaking out: Dame Kelly Holmes has publicly come out as gay