Zoe Ball's son Woody admits his mother was confused when he came out as bisexual

Chris Edwards
·Contributor
Woody Cook with his mother Zoe Ball in 2017 (PA Images)
Woody Cook with his mother Zoe Ball in 2017 (PA Images)

Zoe Ball‘s teenage son Woody Cook has come out as bisexual and has revealed that his mother was initially confused when he spoke to her about his sexuality.

The 18-year-old, whose father is Fatboy Slim (real name Norman Quentin Cook), admitted that he’s been attracted to both boys and girls for the past three years, which initially came as a shock to his mother.

Speaking to Boys by Girls magazine about the moment he told her, Woody said: “Her first reaction was: ‘You can’t be, you like girls?.’ I got her to look back upon her group of friends and she started to realise she knew more bi people than she thought. I think it was a bigger thing in her time.”

Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball was confused when her son Woody told her she likes boys and girls.
Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball was confused when her son Woody told her she likes boys and girls.

Woody explained that he first discovered he was attracted to both sexes after talking to a girl he had feelings for.

“There was this girl I really liked who said: ‘It’s a shame you’re not a girl, I’m only really into girls – it’s great being gay.’ And I said; ‘Yeah, I’m gay too, I’m bisexual.’

“I just said it as a laugh at the time, but then the next day I woke up and thought: ‘Why did I say that?’. And then, the more I thought about it I thought; ‘Oh my god, that explains everything!'”

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While it may have taken his mother some time to get used to the news, Woody says his friends were instantly supportive.

“My friendship group is really laid-back, and I think this is sort of the age of bisexuality. We’ve come to a new age where sexuality is so much less of a thing…

“All my friends were really accepting at the time. I did get a bit of s**t at my school for a while, but at the end of the day, I don’t really care.”

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