Steps star Ian H Watkins abused by internet users who confuse him for convicted Lostprophets singer

Ian H Watkins has performed with Steps since 1997. Credit: PA

Musician Ian 'H' Watkins from Steps has received abuse from internet users who confused him with the Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, who on Tuesday admitted 11 counts of child abuse including two charges of attempting to rape a baby.

A statement on the Steps singer's Facebook page said:

Today the singer's agent reacted angrily after the website E! Online mistakenly posted a picture of Ian H Watkins in an article about the Lostprophets frontman's crimes.

Stuart Piper, H's agent, told ITV News:

The E! article has since been removed but did remain online long enough to attract criticism from Twitter users.

H's management insisted that his decision to "take a break" from Twitter was unrelated to the timing of the Lostprophets singer's court case.

The Lostprophets singer will be sentenced in December.