A photograph of Duncan James posing in white briefs recently surfaced on a gay website.

Duncan took the scantily clad photo of himself using his cell phone, and the photo quickly went viral after appearing on the website, guyswithphones.com

Duncan James

“I didn't put that photo up there. Why would I do that?” the singer told Heat magazine.

Duncan claims that he took the photo for a friend “who’s quite fat… so he could pretend he'd got really fit” and insists he did not upload the picture of himself.

“It must have got into the wrong hands via Twitter,” the 33-year-old said.

The former member of the boy band Blue came out as a bisexual in 2009, and has a young daughter with former girlfriend, Claire Grainger.

Duncan and the other members of Blue were recently spotted this past weekend dressed as pilots for London’s Gay Pride parade.