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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.”
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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