E! online apologises after naming wrong singer

A website has said it "deeply regrets" mistakenly using a photo of Steps singer Ian "H" Watkins alongside an article about the Lostprophets paedophile with the same name.

The blond-haired popstar was pictured on the E! Online site to illustrate a report about Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins, who pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offences at Cardiff Crown Court and is now awaiting sentence.

The image was taken down after H's management intervened but had already been seen by readers of the website, many of whom left comments under the article to point out the error.

E! Online deeply regrets originally publishing an image of Ian 'H' Watkins of the band Steps, rather than Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, and the error was corrected immediately.

We are investigating the matter and will take appropriate action. Additionally, E! Online has reached out to Ian 'H' Watkins, via his management, to apologise directly.

– E! Online spokeswoman