Ian 'H' Watkins' has expressed his horror over the sickening homophobic messages he's received after joining Dancing On Ice as part of a same-sex pair.
The former Steps singer is skating with pro Matt Evers, making them the first same sex pair to perform together on the show.
While most viewers are delighted that they've made telly history, H has revealed his heartbreak at the horrendous abuse he's received.
Speaking to HuffPost UK , H said: "The reaction was incredible – a lot of the comments were overwhelmingly supportive, but when people call you hideous names and say things like 'it’s not natural' or 'you're a f****t', all of those awful names, for me, they're a dagger in my heart."
H hit out at the 16 people who complained to Ofcom about the routine, saying he feared for his children growing up in a society where homophobic people exist.
He continued: "I think the world has progressed and changed so much, but those kinds of people still exist and will come into contact with my children.
"And those bigots will breed more bigots and we're bigger and better than that now, as a society. It's changed so much, but there's still a small minority that breeds negativity and it's hideous."
H and Matt recently said they want to bring a little more romance into their upcoming Dancing On Ice performances.
Speaking recently to The Sun, Matt explained that hopes of making their performances steamier were a result of the overwhelming positive response they have received.
"We have spoken to producers to see if we can make the routines a little steamier," he said in the interview.
"Perhaps take it up a notch and add some romance."
The partners performed their first show to High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco and judge John Barrowman was reduced to tears by the moment.
Matt later took to social media to poke fun at the complaints their routine had received.
"16 out of 5.5 million… the odds are in our favor,” he tweeted.
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