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TV star casually addresses his sexuality on air, Twitter gets hilariously confused

A TV star ‘came out’ on national television last night – or at least you’d think so from looking at certain headlines and Twitter.

Paul ‘Sinnerman’ Sinha appears on British quiz show The Chase on ITV.

On last night’s episode, while answering a question about Mario Kart, he mentioned his ex-boyfriend.

Host Bradley Walsh asked him: ‘In what well-known racing video game are bananas and turtles thrown?’

Paul got the question wrong. He then added: ‘My ex was obsessed with Mario Kart. He also said I never paid attention. That’s proved he’s right!’

Various headlines were generated about Paul ‘coming out’. However, he was never actually in, having spoken about being gay in past interviews.

Responses on Twitter were split.

They ranged from the genuinely surprised (or not)…

…to the bemused

…to the matter of fact

…to the fabulously condescending

…to the completely uninterested

…to the philosophical

…and finally, to the thankful