X Factor 2012: Lesbian Lucy Spraggan talks about coming out as gay – has a real life cougar love!

Lucy Spraggan has been revealing how she came out to their friends and family.

The singer has won a place in this year’s X Factor final twelve and will perform on the ITV show for the first time this Friday night.

She is part of Team Tulisa and will be representing the girls, along with Jade Ellis and Ella Henderson, at the weekend and the talented performer has spoken out about how she faced up to her sexuality when she was younger.

Lucy revealed that she always knew she preferred girls to boys and thinks her family were mostly aware of the fact too.

“I’ve always been out, I was never really ‘in’,” she told Look magazine, adding:

“I made my family call me Max when I was four years old and shaved my head to look like a boy.”

“Saying I was gay was like saying I’m going to the shop, there was no shock.”

However Spraggan’s grandad didn’t know for sure until the news hit the internet recently, after Luce shot to fame on the ITV show.

She laughed:

“My grandad found out on Google recently and said: ‘We’ve got loads of grandchildren, one of them was bound to be gay.’ ”

The X Factor finalist also revealed that she has written most of her songs about her ex girlfriend.

The talented songstress has showcased a number of self penned numbers on the series to date and has shown that she has the the ability to move people to tears, both of laughter and of sadness, with her skills.

Describing the subject of many of her songs, Lucy added:

“When I was 18, I fell for a 27-year-old, and most of the songs are about her.

“I was seeing her for about five months, but she’s going to Thailand for a year.

“It’s heartbreaking, but I’d much rather have loved her than never met her. There’s no way I would want her to change her plans. We’ll keep in contact and see what happens.”

Awwww how sweet!

The X Factor live shows start this Saturday night and the supposed song list for the singers has been leaked online. Check it out and tell us if you think Lucy can shine in the comments section below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!