A male hairdresser says he was refused entry at a pub when he showed up wearing a glitzy silver sequin mini dress and black thigh-high stiletto boots.

He was with a friend at the time, having just attended an open audition for Big Brother.

He was wearing a sequin mini dress and black thigh-high stiletto boots, while his friend was wearing matching silver trousers.

Adam said the bouncer told him the pub had a policy against admitting “men in dresses”.

He told the Manchester Evening News: “I was embarrassed and it made me feel horrible – you don’t expect anything like this to happen in Manchester.”

He added: “I asked to speak to a manager, but he said that she was busy. I was embarrassed and it made me feel horrible. You don’t expect anything like this to happen in Manchester.”

Though the pub’s management apologised to Murphy after he complained, and also confirmed it is not company policy to bar men wearing dresses at their pubs. They said that the bouncer in question was no longer employed by the company. However, Murphy said he did not want to go back.

He says: “How can you talk about equal rights when a woman wearing this type of outfit is let into a pub but not me In fact, there were girls being let into the pub wearing a lot less clothing than I was.”

Murphy said of his style: “I do get a lot of homophobic comments thrown my way but I’m not going to let that get in the way of how I want to live my life.”