George Michael once claimed Princess Diana was "very attracted" to him.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

The late musical icon - who passed away on Christmas Day in 2016 - is having old interviews unearthed as part of a new book entitled 'George Michael: Freedom, The Ultimate Tribute 1963-2016', and in one excerpt obtained by DailyMailTV, the 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker talks about his bond with the late Princess.

George identified as gay but insisted women were still attracted to him as they found him "non-threatening", and he believes Diana - who died in a car crash in Paris, France, in 1997 - was no exception.

In the interview excerpt, George is quoted as saying: "She was like a lot of women who have been attracted to me in my life. They see something non-threatening. There were certain things that happened that made it very clear that she was very attracted to me. There was no question."

The pair became good friends after meeting backstage at an AIDs charity concert, and in one interview quoted in the upcoming book, George said they had "clicked in way that was a little bit intangible, and it probably had more to do with our upbringing than anything else."

But when asked if he had ever considered sleeping with the Princess - who had Prince William, 35, and Prince Harry, 33, with her ex-husband Prince Charles - George reportedly said: "I knew it would have been a disastrous thing to do."

It comes after George's close pal Andros Georgiou previously claimed Princess Diana seemed attracted to the 'Freedom' singer.

Andros said: "She invited George to Kensington Palace for what she called 'a chinwag'. He said she made a point of touching his arm and her hello and goodbye hugs lingered.

"George told me, 'Nothing happened, but it could have. If I wasn't gay, I would'.

"Instead they became very close friends. She often confided in him about how unhappy she was with Charles during their meetings."