Ex husband of British Olympic athlete reveals he's bisexual

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Rebecca Adlington's ex-husband Harry Needs has revealed he's bisexual.

The swimmer, who split from Rebecca in 2016, told fans his sexuality in a Q&A on Instagram.

He explained: "This is a question I've avoided everyday of my life so far, mainly because I strongly dislike labels despite not knowing a solution to avoid them.

"But if I had to answer I would people that I've always been bisexual #ahh."


Harry and Rebecca share daughter Summer together and were married for 18 months before splitting amicably.

He insisted his sexuality had nothing to do with their relationship ending.

The fitness enthusiast knew he was bisexual from 13, four years before he got together with Becky aged 17.

Harry also shared an upbeat Father's Day post in support of bisexual dads.


He posted: "Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there that embody the duty to inspire, teach, care and love their children the way they all children deserve too be loved. I can burst with excitement sometimes over how proud I am to be Summers dad, and

"I will cherish every single moment with this kid until my very last breath. For any dads out their who made mistakes along the way (because we all have), grow beyond it, fix it and never stop trying to be that inspiration, role model and super hero.

"In honor of #pride Special shout out to all the bisexual dads out there, I see you, I hear you, I feel you."


Speaking after their split, Rebecca said she believed that they may have got together for the wrong reasons, and felt it was time to re-evaluate the relationship.

She said: "He was younger than me. He saw Beijing and really idolised me.

"He wanted to make sure he was with me for the right reasons."

The Sun revealed in May how Rebecca was spending lockdown with Harry — and her lover.

Rebecca invited Harry back to the family home so they could both be with daughter Summer, five.


Harry, 28, brought along fellow swimmer and close pal Michael Gunning, 26, to keep them company during the coronavirus crisis — while Becky’s partner Andrew Parsons, 30, is also with them in Manchester.

He recently posted a photo of all five, writing: “Couldn’t wish to be stuck at home with a better bunch.”

And the dad-of-one praised his friendship with Becky and Michael for helping him through quarantine.


Becky won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and broke the 800 metres freestyle record.

She was Britain’s first Olympic swimming champion for 20 years.

In 2018, the former I’m A Celebrity campmate revealed she had found love with property manager Andre.

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