Blue's Duncan James and his daughter Tianie pose for their first photoshoot

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    He’s best known for being one quarter of boy band Blue and Duncan James has posed for his first photoshoot with his daughter Tianie Finn. 

    The singer came out as gay in 2012 after previously identifying as bisexual and he tells OK! magazine his 11-year-old daughter is completely supportive.

    ‘She’s totally cool about me and my sexuality. I think nowadays, living in a world that is so much more accepting of the LGBT community, especially in England, it’s great that kids are educated and know that it’s normal.’

    ‘She’s cool with my sexuality’: Former Blue singer Duncan James proudly poses with his ballerina daughter Tianie, 11, for their first shoot as he says ‘kids today are more accepting’

    Tianie is Duncan’s child from a relationship with former girlfriend Claire Grainger.

    Duncan, 38, sings the praises of his only child during the interview, revealing she is enjoying her first term at the prestigious Royal Ballet School.

    He said: ‘I couldn’t be more proud. Over 2,000 girls auditioned and there were only 12 places and she got one.’

    It’s been a tough time for the star who was almost paralysed earlier this year when a disc crushed a nerve in his spine. 

    He said: 'I think nowadays, living in a world that is so much more accepting of the LGBT community, especially in England, it’s great that kids are educated and know that it’s normal'

    He said: ‘I think nowadays, living in a world that is so much more accepting of the LGBT community, especially in England, it’s great that kids are educated and know that it’s normal’

    One Love: Duncan is best known for being one quarter of boy band Blue (right) 

    One Love: Duncan is best known for being one quarter of boy band Blue (right) 

    Read the full interview in this week's OK! magazine 

    Read the full interview in this week’s OK! magazine 

    He admits: ‘I’m still completely numb on my left side from my bottom to my foot. I have no feeling at all, but if I hadn’t had surgery that day, I would now be paralysed and need a catheter for the rest of my life. I was very lucky.’

    The actor began his newest role, as Hollyoaks policeman, Ryan Knight, just weeks after his emergency surgeries and he admits: 

    ‘They’ve been so supportive but initially I was hobbling on set with a walking stick, doing a scene and then hobbling back off and laying down waiting for the next one.

    He continued: ‘I’m a lot better than I was a week ago, and getting better all the time.’ 

    Read the full interview in this week’s OK! magazine.  

     

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