Lanah P enjoyed intimate meetings with the Queen frontman and helped him explore his sexuality.
They first met when she was starring on comedy series The Comic Strip Presents and was known as Alan Pillay.
Speaking about their fling with the rock icon for the first time, Lanah, 59, said: “Freddie saw me on TV and said to one of his friends ‘I saw this camp creature on television and I’d love to meet them’. So we met one night at Studio Valbonne in Soho.
“At first he didn’t set my knickers on fire. But the affection grew… and that wasn’t the only thing that grew. We drank Dom Perignon because he loved his champagne. And we had a lot in common and we gelled.
“A few days later I got a call and he asked to see me again. It was then the more intimate stuff started to happen. It was intense. Of course there was admiration there. But it was driven by lust. He was fantastic. He was the caviar to somebody’s else cod row.
“I was transitioning at the time. I had started my hormone treatment the year before. I was really quite surprised I was his type.
“His relationships before then were all gay men with handlebar moustaches. The type of men we called clones back then.”
“His relationships before then were all gay men with handlebar moustaches”
Lanah and Freddie stayed in touch so they could continue enjoying intimate meets.
The affair had a massive effect on both of them.
She said: “I think I broadened Freddie’s understanding of himself. I helped him with self-discovery.
“I told him that I thought he went beyond limitations and was poly-sexual — he covered everything.
“The funny thing about Freddie is he was always looking for The One. And when he liked someone he would get fixated on them. But all of that was contradicted by this really promiscuous side of him. He was a conflicted person.
“I was invited to some of his parties. They were let’s say ‘group functions’. That didn’t fi t in with my morality. That wasn’t my scene.”
Lanah became so close to Freddie he lavished her with gifts. But she kept their relationship secret — even from loved ones.
She said: “Freddie was almost the total antithesis of his rock star persona. He was quite a deep thinker. And he had a heart as big as an Atlas. He gave me some 24-carrot diamond gold earrings. And another time it was a gold band. He even offered me money.
“But I kept my connection with him private. I didn’t want people to know I had met him. I was a relative nobody so I didn’t want anyone to think wanted to get their career elevated by a rock star.
“I didn’t want anybody thinking I was hanging out with someone so they would facilitate my career. I was a very independent person.
“But some people still knew we’d had something. Danny La Rue did a nudge nudge, wink wink about it once. His girlfriend Mary Austin said she was aware I knew Freddie. And it was the same with Brian May and Roger Taylor.”
Lanah is furious a new movie about Freddie’s life plays down his varied sex life. Critics have accused producers of Bohemian Rhapsody, which stars Rami Malek as Freddie, of “straightwashing” his legacy.
Lanah said: “There’s isn’t enough of an expose of his debauchery.
“I think it’s bonkers. They’ve undermined people’s intelligence given what went on. It’s total hypocrisy.”