Lucas Cruikshank, Nickelodeon and Viral Video Star, Comes Out as Gay

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Lucas Cruikshank is the latest celebrity to come out as gay.

The young actor - best known for roles on Nickelodeon and in a series of viral videos in which he stars as a character named "Fred" - made the announcement today alongside friend and Disney Channel star Jennifer Veal.

"How come you didn't have to make a video saying you're straight?" Cruikshank asks his pal at one point.

Watch now to listen as the 19-year old explains that his friends and family already know about his sexuality and tells us why he has chosen now to come out to the rest of the world:

Over the past several weeks, a number of prominent names have revealed themselves to be gay.

Darren Young is the first gay WWE wrestler, while Raven-Symone sadly received some Twitter backlash after her big announcement.