H from Steps is expecting twins!

Ian 'H' Watkins reveals his and partner Craig's surprise news in a must-see cartoon

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H from Steps has some pretty big news… he’s expecting twins.

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Ian ‘H’ Watkins and his partner Craig Ryder have shared an animated video to reveal their big news.

“We are VERY excited to share our news with you!!! For a long time we have been wishing…. and our dream is about to come true :0)” they wrote on YouTube.

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The cartoon shows viewers their happiest moments as a couple to date.

“Together we’ve been on lots of adventures!” it says.

These include being celebrities in the spotlight, travelling and moving into their first home with a menagerie of pets.

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“But our biggest adventure is about to begin!” the video says as they board a rocket to the stars.

“For a long time we have been wishing, and our wish is about to come true!

“We are going… to be dads!!!

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But that’s not the end of the surprise…

“There’s more… it’s twins!!!”

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The clip ended with a picture of their scan pictures hanging over a fireplace, before the words: “The Ryder-Watkins twins…. arriving soon!”

The couple have been trying for a baby for 7 years. Initially they tried to adopt a child in 2008 but weren’t able to progress far enough through the lengthy adoption process.

They then tried the surrogate route but were distraught when their surrogate suffered a miscarriage in 2012. Ian described being told that their baby’s heart had stopped beating as “the worst moment of my life”.

He added: “We were thinking of names, and we even planned our first Christmas as a family. We were both ready to be Dads.

“I just feel really empty and helpless. The only person who can help me is Craig.”

Today it’s a very happy couple who are looking forward to having two babies. Watch the announcement video in full below…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=MyCHpr_6SuM

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