Movie hunk Orlando Bloom lashed out at Lord Of The Rings co-star SIR IAN McKELLEN at a film awards this week (ends07NOV03) after the gay actor after said he wanted to kiss him.

McKellen had joked at London's British Independent Film Awards on Tuesday night (04NOV03) that he was only attending in the hope of smooching hunky Bloom.

However, when the 26-year-old arrived and was asked about the cheeky remarks he failed to see the funny side.

He coldly shot back, "I'm not gay. I've got a girlfriend."

06/11/2003 14:02