CELEBS Go Dating star Navid Sole said the show has helped him open up about his sexuality.
The Apprentice star – who is currently on the E4 show in a bid to find love – said he wanted to get to grips with the dating scene after he admitted that he lacked experience in that department.
Navid – who has been previously spoken about being a 27-year-old virgin – said the experts helped him explore his sexuality.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Navid said: “On the show I dated both males and females, but then it’s going to be interesting to see who that person is going to be.
“I’m very open-minded and I just wanted to explore what I like.
“I feel like with this process I got to learn more about what I like.”
When asked if it was difficult for him to open up about his sexuality, Navid said at the Celebs Go Dating launch event: “My sexuality is not something I really spoke about on my social media platform, even when I did other TV shows.
“So, I guess this will be a surprise because my viewers keep thinking I might be straight.
“I get questions on Instagram asking me if I am gay but I never answer it.
“So, now they really get to see what I’m like, what I’m into and just seeing what my choices are.”
The pharmacist said that he learnt a lot about himself during the process and walked away a different man.
“It’s been a rollercoaster of a journey with the whole show, ups and downs, different environment,” he continued.
“It’s been crazy because I’ve never dated, and I’ve not been in a relationship before, I’m still a virgin.
“I met different people, I liked some and I didn’t like some others.
“It was my first actual proper date, it was nerve-wracking, but you’ll get to see my side when I’m nervous.
“People think when you’re nervous, you’re agitated or scared but the way I carry myself is different to what you’d think.”
“You get to see Anna and Paul really peel me like an onion because there are so many layers to me, you really get to see really different quirky sides to me – they’ve done an amazing job.
“I learnt to not try and always please others because I feel like I’m a person who always wants to provide and give, even if that’s money and I’ve learnt not to do that.
“To be kind of selfish, in a good way, to put yourself first.”
Navid is no stranger to TV, as he also took part in Rich Kids Go Skint in 2019.
For two nights Navid swapped his Versace bedspread and maid to experience life on the breadline for the Channel 5 show.
He also starred in the second season of BBC’s Eating With My Ex in the same year, and appeared in the seventh season of ITV’s Judge Rinder four years ago.
Navid appeared on BBC’s The Apprentice earlier this year, but became the third contestant to be fired from Lord Sugar’s boardroom.
Navid joins the likes of Sinitta, Gary Lucy, Laura Anderson and Pete Wicks as the show returns on on weeknights at 10PM on E4.