'It's beautiful to us': Shirtless and ripped James Hill shares a bed with fellow CBB star Austin Armacost as they discuss their 'close' relationship

They forged something of a strong bond in the Celebrity Big Brother house, though James Hill and Austin Armacost certainly aren't shy about talking about it.

Sharing a bed in a new intimate shoot for Attitude magazine, the men - one gay and one straight - defend their bromance as 'beautiful' and simultaneously classify their critics 'narrow-minded'.

Former Apprentice contestant James, who looks ripped in his new shirtless shots, was previously better known for his womanising ways; dating Hollyoaks' Stephanie Waring and also fellow Lord Sugar hopeful Lauren Riley during the competition.

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Bromance: James Hill (left) shares a bed with fellow CBB star Austin Armacost in a new intimate shoot for Attitude Magazine this month

Bromance: James Hill (left) shares a bed with fellow CBB star Austin Armacost in a new intimate shoot for Attitude Magazine this month

British James and American Austin were honoured with the TV Moment Of The Year award at the bash this week and thus bagged one of the magazine's eight collectible covers.

It's playful, as expected, and sees Austin trying to rip off James' tuxedo, while a spread inside sees them stripping off and hopping into bed.

The men, convinced their relationship is a beautiful one - and totally OK with Austin's husband Justin Lees, are quick to discuss the stigma surrounding 'coming out of the closet' and even address an ongoing dispute with CBB villain Farrah Abrahams.

Farrah, who was evicted early on in the competition for her fiery nature, questioned James’ sexuality and made her feelings on their bond quite clear in a chat inside the Diary Room.

See more Celebrity Big Brother news of Austin and James' 'bromance' 

Ripped: James, going shirtless for the steamy shoot, is generally better known for his womanising

Ripped: James, going shirtless for the steamy shoot, is generally better known for his womanising

Winners: The pair scooped with the TV Moment Of The Year Award at the bash this week and thus bagged one of the magazine's eight collectible covers

Winners: The pair scooped with the TV Moment Of The Year Award at the bash this week and thus bagged one of the magazine's eight collectible covers

Cover stars: The men discuss sexuality and their ongoing bromance

Cover stars: The men discuss sexuality and their ongoing bromance

The confusion 'shocked' Austin, he confesses, with James telling the magazine: 'It was narrow-minded of her. At the end of the day, it’s 2015. If someone’s gay, they’re gay. Full stop. 

'A gay man and a straight man getting so close, enjoying ‘man tubs’ together and confiding in each other. It’s beautiful to us, but strange to her.

'It’s a culture thing. The way Farrah acted stems from her probably never seeing that kind of relationship before in America. For me, I am so comfortable about everything; it’s just never an issue.'

Nevertheless, James is still vying for female attention and just this week expressed an interest in TOWIE's Jessica Wright.

Smouldering down the lens with his six pack on show, the revealing shoot for Attitude will surely not miss Jessica's eye this month either.

The brunette admitted that she found him to be a 'good looking guy' during an exclusive chat with MailOnline this week.

She confessed: 'That was really sweet of him. He’s definitely a good looking guy… 

'I didn’t really watch CBB, so I don’t know too much about him – except that he's been linked to a few girls. But I’ll have to have a little look online and check him out!’

Austin and James are now pitting themselves as gay rolemodels and hoping that their willingness to discuss their sexuality can be influential, even if it's purely platonic. 

Read the full interview with James and Austin in the November 2015 issue of Attitude magazine and collect all eight covers. 

Eight to collect: The pair have bagged just one of the magazine's eight collectible covers

Eight to collect: The pair have bagged just one of the magazine's eight collectible covers

Hanging out: The pair originally formed their strong bond on Celebrity Big Brother

Hanging out: The pair originally formed their strong bond on Celebrity Big Brother

 

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