Former New Kids On The Block heart-throb Jordan Knight once turned down the chance to star in a sitcom - because bosses wanted to make his character gay.

The singer opted against taking a role on the short-lived sitcom IT'S ALL RELATIVE because he feared it would alter the way his fans viewed him.

He says, "They wanted me to play an ex-boybander. I would've played a gay guy, but (the character) was basically me.

"So it would've been like I was coming out of the closet. They made it out like I was running down the hallways yelling, 'I'm not gay! I'm not gay!' which was no the case.

"I haven't been asked to do a part since."

14/12/2004 09:23