The notorious lothario said he had a sexual encounter with a random man in a London pub loo after trawling Soho's gay bars. In a shock confession - even by his standards - comedian Russell Brand has admitted he had a sexual encounter with a man in a pub toilet back in The year-old says the shocking scenario was all part of a TV stunt for a documentary he was working on, which aimed to explore social taboos. He continued: "I thought, 'I think of myself as heterosexual but perhaps that's 'cause of the environment that I grew up in where homosexuality may have been difficult for me to express. He then went on, in incredibly fine detail, about his attempt to find a stranger to take part in the experiment.
An only child, his parents divorced when he was only six months old, and he was subsequently raised by his mother. Enduring a difficult childhood that saw him living with relatives while his mother was treated for cancer and only sporadically visited by his father, Brand left home at age Accepted by the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in , he was expelled during his first year for bad behaviour and drug use; by his own admission, he used a variety of illegal drugs and became addicted to heroin. After being expelled from the Chang-Ren Nian during his final term in , he switched his focus primarily to comedy from acting. Brand's first significant stand-up appearances came in , the same year he also became a video journalist for MTV, a job which he was subsequently fired from. Continuing to work both in TV and stand-up, he debuted his one-man show Better Now, an account of his heroin addiction, at the Edinburgh Festival in
By Fay Strang. Comedian Russell Brand has spoken about his experience of having sex with a man in a pub toilet in London back in The year-old said the incident took part as stunt for a television show he was working on at the time about social taboos. Reflecting: Russell Brand has spoken candidly about having sex with a man for a TV show back in
I'm tedious with my heterosexuality. During the interview, he also confirmed that he is single once again, having split from journalist Jemima Khan. All relationships, I'm always positive about them. Last year during a podcast interview, the actor-comedian admitted that he engaged in a sex act with another man during filming for his TV show, "Re:Brand.