“I am because I’ve got air conditioning but half the country is not,” the 34-year-old quips when we ask him if he’s coping with the heat over our Zoom chat.
On the topic of rising temperatures and getting hot under the collar, The Mirror is speaking with the reality TV star ahead of his latest collaboration with Durex as they team up, alongside Gemma Collins, to get the nation ready for a summer of sexual satisfaction.
“Absolutely, I think it’s the most important thing in the world,” Ollie tells us when we ask if it’s important to normalise the conversation about safe sex.
“Sex is an open subject these days,” he continues.
“It’s not just about making babies – it’s about having fun with your partner. Lockdown has been difficult for everyone and it’s about self-satisfaction and yeah, it’s a big part of life.”
The E4 star spent lockdown with his husband, Gareth Locke and tied the knot with the commercial director last year.
Since first appearing on our television screens back in 2011, Ollie has had his journey with his sexuality and identity documented on screen, becoming the first person to come out on national TV during an episode of Made in Chelsea.
With his personal life being such public interest, we asked the happily married star if he ever regrets not having any privacy surrounding his love life at the start of his career.
“I would never, ever, ever, ever regret it,” he exclaims when we put the question to him.
“It is the biggest privilege I’ve ever had and it’s a journey that my life went down that I get to share everything.”
Viewers of the E4 show have watched his journey with his sexuality on camera over the last decade, even getting to be a part of his wedding to Gareth last year.
“Yes, it’s not the easiest thing in the world,” he continues to explain when discussing his televised coming out story.
“However, I didn’t know at the time but I became the first person to come out on national TV in British history. It was only 10 years ago!”
Ollie’s bravery and candid conversations about his identity have helped many young people in the LGBTQ+ community feel comfortable with their sexuality, including two people’s “lives that have been saved” because of his public coming out.
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“So yes, doing that was something that is remarkable,” the reality TV star proudly admits.
“I’m in an incredibly lucky position where I have had two very poignant messages in my life, being two people that I know lives have been saved because of what I managed to do on camera.”
He finishes the chat about sexuality with a sweet promise to those struggling to come to terms with their sexuality.
“I know that there are many people that this has helped,” he says.
“That’s why I will continue to put my personal life on camera as I know sexuality is something that is very difficult for a lot of people.”
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