This singing star from a much loved pop group was a familiar sight in Weymouth for a week back in November 2006.

You may have seen him eating out in Italian restaurant Prezzo or visiting the gym.

Ian Watkins, best known as H from Steps was in town starring in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Weymouth Pavilion.

He and his 12-metre long silk coat entertained locals for a week in November 2006, as part of a national tour.

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Ian Watkins (H) as Joseph in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

The then-Weymouth tourism spokesman Paul Beecroft said: "People would definitely have seen H out and about.

"He liked the Italian restaurant Prezzo, and went out in the town and to the gym.

"He was absolutely fine here - well liked, professional in what he was doing, very dedicated to the job. He gave an outstanding performance every time he was here."

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Ian Watkins from Steps performs in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat 

Welsh singer and actor H went on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 and finished in fourth place,

After a five year break Steps got back together in 2017 and released their new album What the Future Holds late last year.