Dr. Ranj Singh has announced that he has been the victim of homophobic prejudice in the medical profession.
In an interview with The Sun, the TV doctor who has become aware of Strictly Come Dancing (39) said he hopes to use his platform to put an end to this prejudice.
This Morning paramedic turned out to be gay nine years ago after he married a woman in his early 20s.
Collapse: Dr. Ranj Singh has announced that he has become a victim of homophobic prejudice in the medical profession
Campaigner: Dr. Ranj, 39, hopes to use his platform to reduce homophobic prejudice in the medical profession (Photo by Janette Manrara this morning)
The CBeebies play told the site that the medical world does not fully accept gay men and that the heart is breaking, he has experienced homophobic prejudices.
He said: "The media industry accepts much more, but I believe the medical world is going a bit further.
"It's a bit ironic that the care profession could ever be biased, but it does happen.
"People like me and so many others are here to change that."
The star has previously talked about the collapse of his marriage and said he knew he had to "end".
Before that, he said to the mirror, "I accepted that it was not right and that it had to end.
"It was so hard and I still do not like to think about it. I felt as if my heart had been torn from my chest.
I was completely broke. It was the lowest point in my life. I can only imagine how hard it was for my wife – she did not deserve that. I am so incredibly sorry for what she had to go through. & # 39;
Previously, the star called on BBC1 bosses to connect him to a male dancer, not a woman. He said it was an "incredibly important" affair.
He said: & # 39; I would like to dance with a same sex partner. I would appreciate a time when same-sex couples could dance on shows like Strictly. It is incredibly important. We are making progress, but I think there is still time to go. & # 39;
Past: The This Morning paramedic said he realized he was unhappy five years after his wedding after he married in his early 20s (pictured with Mandy Saligari this morning).
Dr. Ranj also admitted that his colleague Ruth Langsford, who appeared on the show last year, gave him lots of advice.
At the launch of the show, he exclusively told MailOnline: "We've only made a small amount [training]It's exhausting, it's physically exhausting and I think it was a shock to the system.
"But OMG, it's so much fun, what a great way to destroy yourself. Last week I was broken, this week I'm ready to go!
& # 39;[Ruth’s] She was such a sweetheart, she gave me her number and said, Call me anytime, when it comes to making everyone go crazy, just give me a buzz, today she gave me some tips she said: "When you come down this runway, make sure that you have a little routine planned! & # 39;
Before talking about his ideal dance partner, he added, before partnering with Janette Manrara, adding, "Every girl would be fantastic, they are all amazing dancers, I'm limited by the height, one of the shorter girls, that it would have to be.
"I'm nervous, I'm nervous excited, I really want to stick with it, but I want to do my best and do my best.
"It's the nation's most popular show, anyone can participate in it, older audiences, younger audiences, I work with many children, especially in health care, I hope children will see this and be like this:" I want to take up the dance ! "
Controversial: The star previously urged the BBC1 bosses to team up with a male dancer instead of a woman and said it was an "incredibly important" topic
Dr. Ranj, full name Ranj Singh, was trained as a doctor in 2003 after graduating from Kings College, London.
He first came to the scene in 2012 after attending the CBeebies television series Get Well Soon, which he hosted until 2015.
Later, he switched to This Morning as a local doctor before joining Strictly's cast this year.