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Ian Watkins - H from Steps - opens up his family home: see the pics

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Gemma Strong
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Ian H Watkins – best known as H from Steps – has taken viewers inside his chocolate-box country home for an episode of Through the Keyhole. The 40-year-old invited host Keith Lemon inside the house he shares with partner Craig Ryder and their twin boys, who were born in March 2016, and fans were impressed by his eclectic approach to interior design. Guests panellist on the show this week were Samia Longchambon, David Haye and Dave Berry, who were tasked with guessing Ian's identity based on his home. And they were presented with a series of clues – including a sneak peek inside his little boys' nursery.

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Ian 'H' Watkins took part in Through the Keyhole: inside the twins' bedrom

Designed in a bold grey and yellow colour scheme, the room featured matching cots and red star prints on the wall, along with shelves full of books and cuddly toys. The colour scheme was continued in the main bedroom, which featured an unusual circus-esque headboard. There were an array of lit-up signs throughout the home – including one reading 'Stage Door' – while a bright fruit machine picture adorned a mantelpiece in one of the reception rooms. Other items of interest included a horse's head mount, two baby rocking chairs and a walk-in wardrobe, which contained sequinned shoes and sparkling jackets.

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The master bedroom featured an elaborate and colourful headboard

Ian and his partner Craig became first-time fathers last year, with the singer announcing the big news via Instagram. "We are DADS!" he wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of their baby boys' tiny hospital wrist bands. "We are totally and utterly in love!" The pair, who have been together for around ten years, have longed dreamed of becoming parents.

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Host Keith Lemon inspects the babies's rockers

They suffered a heartbreaking loss in 2012 when their first surrogate miscarried, but proudly announced they would become fathers in a sweet animated video posted on Twitter in December 2015. The clip took viewers on a journey of Ian and Craig's relationship, showing some of their biggest moments to date – from jetting off on holiday together to moving into their first home. "Together we've been on lots of adventures!" the video explains. "But our biggest adventure is about to begin!"

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