Hollywood superstar Kevin Spacey has been named on a list of famous gays and lesbians being used to educate students in British schools.

The actor, who has never discussed his sexuality despite rumours he is gay, is named alongside Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams and Irish TV presenter Graham Norton on documents offered to UK schools by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group, which is part funded by the government.

Organiser PAUL PATRICK says, "We double check our material carefully but Mr Spacey's name got through. I don't know how; it will be withdrawn.

"It should not have happened and we apologise."