Businessman, reality TV star, DJ and personal trainer, Charlie was catapulted to fame on The Only Way is Essex. He had to quickly adapt to tabloid attention and public scrutiny – and then when he left the show he had to adjust to a new life where he was still besieged for selfies.
He learned to make changes, be authentic and has helped so many people with his personal bravery and honesty.
"I struggled with my sexuality for many years,
and to this day still continue to work on self-acceptance. For me, being honest about this is crucial to my mental health and how I represent my true self."