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Watch: YouTuber Adam B Comes Out: 'I Can Finally Breathe'

Thursday July 28, 2022
Originally published on July 27, 2022

YouTuber Adam B, left, with his boyfriend Dom, right.
YouTuber Adam B, left, with his boyfriend Dom, right.  (Source:Instagram / @adambyt)

YouTuber Adam B has come out as gay and shared his news in an emotional video for fans, reports the Metro.

The Internet personality, whose full name is Adam Beales, has a career as a TV host, having been a former co-presenter on "Blue Peter" and other CBBC shows including "The Dog Ate My Homework."

"His YouTube channel boasts a legion of fans, with the 22-year-old's subscriber count sitting at a mighty 3.42million," writes the Metro.

Ahead of uploading his coming out video, the TV star admitted to feeling 'the most vulnerable I've felt in a really long time', but said he now also feels the 'best' he's ever felt.

Beale started his 9-minute video with, "I'm gay. I've said it. I've finally told you something I've meant to tell you for a long time."

He praised his family — his mother, father and younger brother Adam who are seen in the video — for being supportive. "One thing I love about these guys is that when I told them, nothing changed, and that's the best feeling ever. To be able to love life, to wake up in the morning and feel like nothing's changed," he said.

"I wanted to create this video to show you guys my journey, to show you the way in which I decided to do it. The important message is just to open up and talk about whatever's on your mind. Opening up to these guys was the best thing ever. I was instantly a million times better when I told them."

"Love should never mean having to live in fear," he added. "This weight on my shoulders feels like it's finally been lifted. I can finally breathe."

He went on to add that he's "happy now" and revealed his boyfriend Dom at the end of the video.