Sherlock is a show so steeped in homoerotic sexual tension that surely one of the cast members had to be gay. Well, it turns out that one is. Andrew Scott, who plays the devilishly handsome—and straight up devilish—Moriarty came out on Friday in an interview with The Independent.

The 37-year-old Irish actor, whose portrayal of the “Consultant Criminal” eared him a Bafta last year—he even beat out his costar Martin Freeman (aka Dr. Watson)—told the paper that he is indeed “a gay person.”

Scott says he’s a “private person” and doesn’t make a big to-do about his sexuality. “Mercifully, these days people don’t see being gay as a character flaw, ” says Scott.

In even more Moriarty news, we may see him return in the third season of Sherlock, which also stars heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch. While it appeared that Moriarty may have met his end—that’s not a spoiler; season two wrapped up over a year and a half ago—Scott has been photographed filming scenes for season three.