Gordon has been listening to - and by "listening to" I mean "reading in New magazine" - Joe McElderry talking about coming out:
He said: "I was nervous. It's not ideal to have to tell the whole nation that you're gay! I thought, 'Oh my god, this is big stuff'.Bless, Joe thought he was telling the entire nation and that it was "big stuff". Honey, only about six or seven people could even remember who you were, and one of those thought you were Susan Boyle's butler.
"But once I realised who I was as a person, I thought, 'Right, I'm just going to be honest'.
"It makes your life easier."
Still, I'm sure it did make Joe's life easier. By which he must mean 'it's easier to co-operate with the national newspaper which is going to out you anyway, rather than let it happen to you'.