Comic quizzed, Are Hugh gay?

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FUN­NY­MAN Hugh Den­nis has told how spy­mas­ters once de­manded to know if he was A GAY!

The team cap­tain, 50, was ap­proached while he was study­ing for a ge­og­ra­phy de­gree at posh Cam­bridge Univer­sity – a com­mon breed­ing ground for fu­ture spooks.

Den­nis – who presents a new se­ries

on BBC1 next Thurs­day – told Ra­dio Times: “I went down to Carl­ton House Ter­race in West­min­ster for an in­ter­view. I can’t re­mem­ber much about it other than think­ing I’d make a ter­ri­ble spy.

“They did the nor­mal: ‘Are you a ho­mo­sex­ual? Ever been a mem­ber of the Com­mu­nist Party?’

“I re­call one man stared at me silently for ages.”

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