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10/29/2014 12:18 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Russell Brand Opens Up About His Sexuality

Russell Brand is straight, but he wishes he were bisexual.

Brand was being interviewed by Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd when the host went over to give the comedian a hug and jokingly leaned in for a kiss.

"Oh, Geoff, I wish I was bisexual," Brand said. "That's one of the things about me where I've got a very traditional moral code. I'm tedious with my heterosexuality."

During the interview, he also confirmed that he is single once again, having split from journalist Jemima Khan.

"I'm single," he said. "Well, you've got to go into relationships with the right attitude. 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 2002 TV show, "Re:Brand." The stunt took place in a public bathroom and was shot for an episode about social taboos.

"I w***ed off a man in a toilet," he said. "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."

The 39-year-old has long been a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He has vocally backed same-sex marriage and slammed opponents of progressive legislation, including conservative pundit and author Dr. Ben Carson.

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