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The Heartbeat of The Temptations: A Look at Melvin Franklin’s Life

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Who was Melvin Franklin?

The late American bass singer David Melvin English, remembered best by his professional name Melvin Franklin and nickname ‘Blue’, was born in Montgomery, Alabama USA, on 12 October 1942, meaning that Libra was his zodiac sign. He was a founding member of the American vocal group The Temptations, performing with them from 1960 until his untimely death.

Melvin was taken to his home in January 1995, after he had begun bleeding from his ankle; he fell into a coma on 17 February, and died from heart failure on 23 February 1995, aged 52. He was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Education and early life

For the first 10 years of his life, Melvin was raised by his maternal great-grandmother; his mother Rose English was a teenager when she gave birth to him, having been impregnated through rape by a preacher. Rose married Willard Franklin after Melvin was born, and Melvin lived with Rose and his stepfather in Detroit, Michigan from the age of 10.

He took on his stepfather’s surname ‘Franklin’ as his stage name during his teenage years, and went on to perform with various bands around Detroit, with one of the most popular amongst these having been The Voice Masters; they signed with Anna Records in 1959 and released several singles, such as “Hope and Pray” and “Needed”.

Melvin matriculated from Northwestern High School in 1960, and then enrolled at Wayne State University, however, he dropped out after half a year wanting to pursue music.

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Melvin’s career

Melvin met American singer Otis Williams while they were both attending Northwestern High School; Otis founded his own group Otis Williams and the Siberians in 1958, and in the following year invited Melvin to join them as their bass singer.

The band was eventually renamed to Otis Williams and the Distants, and their first two singles “Come On” and “Alright” were released in 1959 and 1960, respectively.

After the band nearly broke apart in 1960, the remaining three members, including Melvin joined the late American tenor singer Edward James ‘Eddie’ Kendrick and the late American baritone singer Paul Williams to form the Elgins; they were signed to Motown Records in March 1961, having previously changed their name to The Temptations.

Their first two singles “Check Yourself” and “Oh Mother of Mine” both became quite popular, while their first single to chart “You’re My Dream Come True” reached #22 on the R&B Chart. Their first Top 20 hit “The Way You Do the Things You Do” was released in 1964, and was followed by their debut album “Meet the Temptations” in the first half of the same year.

Their single “My Girl” was released on 21 December 1964 and topped the charts, while it remains their most popular song to this day; the year 1965 saw the release of their hit singles “My Baby”, “Since I Lost My Baby” and “It’s Growing”. The band’s second album “The Temptations Sing Smokey” was released in 1965, and was followed by “The Temptin’ Temptations” in the same year, “Gettin’ Ready” in 1966, and “The Temptations with a Lot o’ Soul” in 1967. Following their rise to fame from 1964 through 1968, the band was invited to make a guest appearance in various popular shows, including “The Hollywood Palace”, “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand”.

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Their live album “Live at the Copa” was released in 1968, and they then collaborated with Diana Ross & the Supremes on the 1968 album “Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations”; some of the Temptations’ following albums were the 1969 “Puzzle People”, the 1970 “Psychedelic Shack” and the 1973 “Masterpiece”.

The Temptations eventually became dissatisfied with Motown, and signed with Atlantic Records in 1976; their two albums under the new label “Heart to Tempt You” and “Bare Back” were released in 1977 and 1978 but rather unsuccessful, which let the group to re-sign with Motown.

While trying to prevent the carjacking of his vehicle in West Hollywood in 1978, Melvin was shot in the leg and hand; the Temptations had been scheduled to perform in Poland, but Melvin had to miss the tour.

Their new album “Reunion” came out in 1982, and was followed by “Surface Thrills” in 1983 and “Together Again” in 1987.

Melvin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

His health began declining in the first half of the ‘90s, and he was diagnosed with the flesh-eating disease necrotizing fasciitis in 1994; he underwent surgery, and doctors were able to save his arm.

Melvin was recording for the Temptations’ album “For Lovers Only” not long before his death; the band’s still active today, but they’ve changed many members.

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Love life and marriage

Melvin rarely spoke about his love life in public, and not many details have been disclosed about it. He married twice, but the name of his first wife remains undisclosed, when the two married and divorced, while it’s believed that Melvin and the woman had a child together.

He eventually exchanged vows with his second wife, American non-celebrity Kimberly, and they had five children together. The two were together at the time of Melvin’s passing, and Kimberly was highly supportive as he struggled with diabetes in the ‘80s and later with necrotizing fasciitis.

Melvin didn’t speak about other women whom he’d dated, was married to his second wife Kimberly at the time of his death, and they had five children together; it’s believed that he also had a child with his first wife.

Interesting facts and hobbies

American actor David Bryan Woodside portrayed Melvin in the 1998 biographical musical mini-series “The Temptations”, which won four of its 22 award nominations; Melvin’s death was depicted differently in the series than had occurred in reality, mostly because it was fresh in the minds of Melvin’s friends.

His mother Rose sued various companies and people in April 1999, for unauthorized use of her name.

Melvin was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in February 2013, and was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in the same year.

He was also a bit of an actor, but considered it a hobby rather than a job. Melvin’s debut TV series role was voicing Wheels in 13 episodes of the 1984 short animated action “Pole Position”, while some of his following roles were in the 1987 musical comedy movie “The Return of Bruno”, the 1987 romantic crime comedy film “Happy New Year”, and the 1990 episode “Goin’ to the Chapel: Part 2” of the comedy series “Murphy Brown”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Melvin would’ve been 80 today. He had brown eyes and black hair, was 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighed around 180lbs (81kgs).

At the time of his passing, Melvin’s net worth was estimated at over $3 million.

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About Alan Ritchson from Aquaman: Height, Weight, Net Worth

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Who is Alan Ritchson?

American actor, singer-songwriter and model Alan Michael Ritchson, was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota USA, on 28 November 1982, making Sagittarius his zodiac sign. He’s had roles in close to 50 TV series and movies, but is probably known best for playing Raphael in the 2014 action adventure comedy movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, which Jonathan Liebesman directed, and which starred William Fichtner, Will Arnett and Megan Fox. It follows four mutated turtle warriors as they’re defending New York City from a kingpin, and the movie won one of its 12 award nominations.

Education and early life

Alan and his two brothers were raised in Grand Forks by their father David Ritchson who’s a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, and mother Vickie Ritchson who was a high school teacher.

Alan and his family moved to Rantoul, Illinois before he turned eight, and then to Niceville, Florida when he was 10. He was interested in both music and acting while attending Niceville High School, from which he matriculated in 2001; Alan was then offered a full music scholarship, but instead chose to enroll at Okaloosa Walton Community College (today Northwest Florida State College), graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2004.

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Roles in TV series

Alan’s debut TV series role was voicing Chris in the 2006 episode “Save the Crane” of the animated family adventure “Wonder Pets!”, and his following role came in 2009, when cast to play a supporting character in the episode “Tying the… Not” of the comedy “Head Case”.

He gained recognition in 2010, when cast to star as Thad Castle in the hit sports comedy “Blue Mountain State”, created by Eric Falconer, and which also starred Darin Brooks and Chris Romano; it follows the lives of three aspiring football players who’ve just enrolled at college. Alan could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the comedy “Fred: The Show”, the crime action “Hawaii Five-0”, and the comedy “Don’t Talk in the Kitchen Presents”.

In 2017, Alan portrayed the lead character Arthur Bailey in all the 13 episodes of the action adventure comedy “Blood Drive”, created by James Roland, and which also starred Christina Ochoa and Thomas Dominique. Set in an alternate dystopian Earth in 1999, the series follows a former police officer who’s to take part in a death race, in which cars use human blood as fuel; the series was nominated for only a single award. Alan was then cast to make guest appearances in an episode of the crime comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, the action adventure “Supergirl”, and the action adventure “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.

From 2018 through 2021, he portrayed Hank Hall in the critically acclaimed crime action adventure “Titans”, which Akiva Goldsman and Greg Berlanti created, and which today stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Dop and Ryan Potter. It follows the lives of several young superheroes, the series has been airing since 2018, and has won four of its 17 award nominations.

Since 2022, Alan’s been starring as Jack Reacher in the crime action “Reacher”, which has been nominated for four awards.

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Roles in movies

Alan’s debut film role was playing Army Officer in the 2006 drama “Though None Go with Me”, while some of his following appearances were in the 2006 horror thriller “The Butcher”, the 2007 drama “Steam”, and the 2008 animated action adventure “Justice League: The New Frontier”, in which he voiced Aquaman.

The year 2009 saw Alan play Bruce in the popular sports comedy “Fired Up!”, which Will Gluck wrote and directed, and which starred Sarah Roemer, Nicholas D’Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen. It follows the lives of two teenagers who’ve chosen to attend a cheerleader camp instead of football camp – the film won only a single award.

Alan’s following notable performance was playing Gloss in the critically acclaimed 2013 action science fiction adventure “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, which Francis Lawrence directed, and which starred Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence. It follows Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen who’ve just won the 74th Hunger Games, and have thus become targets of the Capitol; the movie won 22 of its 90 award nominations. A couple of Alan’s following roles were in the 2014 short comedy “Alpha Chow”, and in 2015 the comedy “The Wedding Ringer” and the action science fiction comedy “Lazer Team”.

The year 2019 saw him play the lead character Shayne in the romantic fantasy “Above the Shadows”, written and directed by Claudia Myers, and which also starred Olivia Thirlby and Jim Gaffigan. The movie follows a young woman who’s begun fading, and can now be seen by only a single man; the movie won six of its eight award nominations.

Alan’s since appeared in three more movies: the 2019 comedy “The Turkey Bowl”, the 2020 fantasy horror thriller “Ghosts of War”, and the 2021 action thriller comedy “Dark Web: Cicada 3301”.

Other credits

Alan produced and directed both the 2017 short family adventure movie “Tree House Time Machine”, and the 2021 action thriller comedy movie “Dark Web: Cicada 3301”; he’s also the producer and director of the upcoming horror film “Bad Seeds of Loving Spring”.

Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Talk”, “Celebrity Page” and “All About”.

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Awards and nominations

Alan won a 2015 Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Grenade”, a 2017 Best Shorts Competition Award of Merit, for “Tree House Time Machine” and a 2019 Pitch to Screen Film Award for Best Actor, for “Above the Shadows”.

Love life and marriage

Alan avoids sharing the details of his love life with the public, but it’s widely known that he and American screenwriter and producer Catherine Ritchson have been married since May 2006.

Catherine helped Alan produce the 2017 movie “Tree House Time Machine”, and has received special thanks for the 2006 episode “Save the Crane” of the animated family adventure series “Wonder Pets!” and three episodes of the 2019 comedy series “Spellagram”. She and Alan have three children together, but they’re keeping them away from the media’s attention, thus their names and birthdates haven’t been disclosed.

Alan’s yet to speak about other women whom he’s perhaps dated, he’s married to Catherine Ritchson as of April 2023, and they have three children together.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

In 2022, Alan revealed that he’d been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

He’s a devout Catholic, and goes to church nearly every week.

Alan’s passionate about music, and released his debut (and so far only) album “This Is Next Time” in 2005; he once audition for the music show “American Idol”, but was rejected.

He was featured in a Russian commercial for Orbit gum.

Alan auditioned for the role of Thor in the Marvel Universe, which eventually went to Chris Hemsworth.

He tried alcohol for the first time at his 21st birthday, having a glass of wine with his parents.

Both of Alan’s parents served in the US Army, which is why he’s today a supporter of the charity organization Heart and Armor Foundation for Veterans’ Health.

Alan’s favorite actor is the late Heath Ledger, while some of his favorite movies include “A Knight’s Tale”, “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” and “The Dark Knight”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Alan’s age is 40. He has brown eyes and hair, is 6ft 3ins (1.91m) tall and weighs around 210lbs (95kgs).

Alan’s net worth’s been estimated at over $6 million, as of April 2023.

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Sophia Anne Caruso: The Young Star Who Worked with David Bowie

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Who is Sophia Anne Caruso?

American actress and singer Sophia Anne Caruso was born in Spokane, Washington State USA, on 11 July 2001, making Cancer her zodiac sign. She’s appeared in 13 TV series and movies, and is probably best known for playing Sophie, one of the lead characters in the 2022 action comedy movie “The School for Good and Evil”, written and directed by Paul Feig, and which also starred Kit Young and Cate Blanchett. It follows best friends Agatha and Sophie who’ve been sent to a school of magic, and the movie won a 2023 ReFrame Stamp for Feature.

Sophia’s also known for having portrayed Girl in David Bowie’s musical “Lazarus”, which premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2016; she’s a huge fan of the British singer-songwriter, and has stated that it was a privilege to meet him, and work alongside him on the musical.

Early life and education

Sophia was raised in Spokane alongside her two older siblings, by their mother Deena Caruso who’s the owner of several jewelry and clothing stores, and father Steve Caruso who’s a former professional golfer.

Sophia became interested in acting at a very early age, and was seven when she joined the Spokane Children’s Theatre; she was also seven when she made her debut film appearance, playing Member of Sam’s School Band in the hit 2008 action mystery thriller “Eagle Eye”. D. J. Caruso directed the movie, which starred Rosario Dawson, Michelle Monaghan and Shia LaBeouf, and follows a man and a woman who’ve both received a call from a mysterious woman, who’s now threatening to kill their loved ones if they don’t do what she asks; the movie won three of its 11 award nominations.

Sophia eventually moved to Los Angeles, California to work on her career; because she hasn’t spoken of her education, it’s believed that she was home-schooled.

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Roles in movies

Sophia played Girl on Street in the 2011 action science fiction adventure “I Am Number Four”, which D. J. Caruso directed, and which starred Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron. It follows an alien who’s hiding on Earth with his guardian, while a group of intergalactic bounty hunters are trying to kill him; the film won one of its two award nominations.

The year 2015 saw Sophia play Coke in the family drama “Jack of the Red Hearts”, directed by Janet Grillo, and which starred AnnaSophia Robb, Famke Janssen and Scott Cohen. It follows a teenage con artist who’s tricked a woman into hiring her to take care of her autistic daughter, and the film won two of its three award nominations.

Sophia’s also known for playing Lisa in the 2016 drama “37”, written and directed by Puk Grasten, and which starred Samira Wiley, Michael Potts and Maria Dizzia. It tells the story of when Kitty Genovese was killed in 1964, while close to 40 neighbors saw the murder and did nothing.

Sophia’s since appeared in only two movies: the 2017 drama “Crash & Burn”, and the above mentioned “The School for Good and Evil”.

Roles in TV series

Sophia made her debut TV series appearance in the 2013 episode “The Phenomenon” of the musical “Smash”, created by Theresa Rebeck, and which starred Debra Messing, Jack Davenport and Katharine McPhee. It follows a group of theatre actors as they’re preparing to star in a play about the late American actress, model and singer Marilyn Monroe, and the series won 10 of its 38 award nominations.

Also in 2013, Sophia played Young Jillian in the episode “Jillian Barberie/Dan Cortese/Bruce Boxleitner” of the documentary “Celebrity Ghost Stories”.

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In 2017, she portrayed Lily in the popular romantic comedy “Strangers”, created by Mia Lidofsky, and which starred Zoe Chao, X Mayo and Stephanie DiMaggio. It follows Isobel who’s struggling to pay rent, and has thus ‘turned her extra bedroom into cash’; the series was nominated for a Webby Award for Video – Best Individual Performance.

Sophia’s only other TV series role has been playing Emma in the 2019 episode “7 Swans a Singin’” of the crime horror “Evil”, which Robert King and Michelle King created, and which stars Aasif Mandvi, Mike Colter and Katja Herbers. It follows a blue collar contractor, a priest in-training and a clinical psychologist as they’re investigating supernatural events, the series has been airing since 2019 and has won one of its 42 award nominations.

Roles in theatre

In 2014, Sophia played Tina Denmark in the play “Ruthless!” performed at the Triad Theatre, and the following month saw her travel to Washington, D. C. to play Charlotte van Gotheem in the play “Little Dancer” at the Kennedy Center.

She played a supporting character in the 2015 production of “The Nether” at the MCC Theatre, and was for her performance nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. Some of her following roles were in the Broadway play “Blackbird”, performed at the Belasco Theatre, the play “Runaways” at New York City Centre and the play “Beetlejuice” at the National Theatre.

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Other credits

Sophia sang the songs “Do-Re-Mi”, “Reprise” and “The Lonely Goatherd” in the 2013 TV special “The Sound of Music Live!”

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal”, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “Hollywood First Look”.

Love life and relationships

Sophia’s amongst the most secretive of actresses, as she’s yet to mention any people whom she’s perhaps been with.

There are today a number of rumors circulating the internet concerning Sophia’s sexual orientation and current relationship status; some of her fans believe that she’s perhaps lesbian, and that this is why Sophia avoids speaking about her love life, but she’s yet to address this.

There’s also a fan who believes that he’s recently seen Sophia spending time with her boyfriend in public, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims either.

She seems to be unattached as of April 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Sophia’s quite popular on Instagram, as her account today numbers more than 250,000 followers, although she’s posted only 74 pictures and videos, with most of these featuring her during her everyday life.

She’s passionate about music, and can play both the guitar and the piano, while she’s also a talented singer.

Sophia likes to travel, and has been to a number of European countries and US states thanks to her acting career; her dream travel destination’s Athens, Greece.

She’s a huge fan of animated movies, with “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Megamind” being her two favorites. Sophia’s favorite actress is Anne Hathaway, and some of her favorite live-action films include “Song One”, “One Day” and “The Last Thing He Wanted”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Sophia’s age is 21. She has brown eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 1in (1.56m) tall and weighs around 110lbs (49kgs).

Sophia’s net worth’s been estimated at over $400,000, as of April 2023.

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How Ian Watkins Betrayed His Fans, Bandmates and His Victims

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Who is Ian Watkins?

British singer-songwriter and convicted sex offender Ian David Karslake Watkins, was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales on 30 July 1977, meaning that Leo’s his zodiac sign. He was once the frontman of the rock ‘n’ roll band Lostprophets, prior to being sentenced to spend 29 years behind bars in 2013, for sexually assaulting a number of people, including babies and children; Lostprophets disbanded not long after this, and former members founded the rock ‘n’ roll band No Devotion.

Education and early life

Ian was raised in Merthyr Tydfil by his parents who want to be left out of media, thus not many details about them have been disclosed; Ian’s believed to be an only child, because he hasn’t spoken about having siblings.

He was less than 10 years old when the family moved to Pontypridd, Wales and he studied at Hawthorn High School, meeting his future bandmate Mike Lewis at the school. Ian was interested in several activities during his time there, including singing, playing the guitar and practicing soccer, and upon matriculating in 1995, he enrolled at the University of Wales, Newport from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999.

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Ian’s career

Ian and Mike became best friends through music, as they were both huge fans of metal and rock ‘n’ roll; they formed the thrash metal band Aftermath in 1991, and not long after this met their future bandmate Lee Gaze, while spending time at Ynysangharad Park.

As Aftermath was unsuccessful, Ian and Mike formed Fleshbind in 1993, but they disbanded a year and a half later.

They formed Public Disturbance in 1995, then in 1997 Lostprophets; the original members of the band were Ian as the main vocalist, Lee Gaze on guitar, Mike Chiplin on drums and Mike Lewis on bass guitar. They quickly became popular, performing all around Wales, and then began touring the rest of the  UK; Lostprophets’ first three songs were “The Fake Sound of Progress”, “Para Todas las Putas Celosas” and “Here Comes the Party” – they signed a contact with the independent label Visible Noise in 1999.

The band’s first album “The Fake Sound of Progress” came out on 27 November 2000 and attracted quite a lot of attention, leading them to perform at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and at Glastonbury, while they also made guest appearances in talk-shows “Never Mind the Buzzcocks”, “CD:UK” and “Top of the Pops”. Their second album “Start Something” was released on 2 February 2004, and peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart.

Lostprophets’ third album “Liberation Transmission” was released on 26 June 2006, topping the UK Albums Chart, and their fourth album “The Betrayed” followed on 13 January 2010. The band’s fifth and final album “Weapons” came out on 2 April 2012 – they nearly disbanded around the same time because of Ian’s drug addiction. The band officially disbanded on 1 October 2013.

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Sexual offenses and imprisonment

Ian and his two female friends were charged with the possession of extreme animal pornography, indecent images of children and a conspiracy to engage in a sexual activity with a one-year old girl on 19 December 2012; Ian denied the charges on 3 June 2013.

The trial began on 25 November 2013, and Ian pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted rape of a child under the age of 13; he also pleaded guilty to possessing ‘an extreme pornographic image featuring a sex act on an animal’, six counts of possessing and making indecent images of children, and three counts of sexual assault on children.

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Ian was sentenced to spend 29 years behind bars, with the possibility of parole only after having served two thirds of his sentence; the two women, who are mothers of children whom Ian had sexually assaulted, were sentenced to 17 and 14 years in jail. One of the elderly officers working on the case described Ian as ‘potentially the most dangerous sex offender I’ve ever seen’.

He began serving his sentence at HM Prison Parc, and was eventually moved to HM Prison Wakefield, then transferred to HM Prison Long Lartin on 25 January 2014, and then to HM Prison Rye Hill, while he was returned to Wakefield in March 2018.

Ian’s sentence was extended for 10 months in 2018, after he was caught using a phone in prison.

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Love life and relationships

Ian slept with numerous women before his conviction, but only the names of few are known.

He was once in a relationship with Joanne Mjadzelics, who helped bring Ian to justice; she was also charged with the making and distribution of explicit images involving children, but was cleared of all charges.

Ian was once also in a relationship with Joanna Majic, who claims that she kept warning the police about Ian and his behavior for four years, but that they did nothing.

It’s believed that he has multiple girlfriends outside of jail, and that he was using his phone to speak to one of them when he was caught, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Ian seems to be single as of April 2023, hasn’t married but is believed to have several children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Ian’s not to be confused with Ian H Watkins from the band Steps, who’s begun using the name ‘H from Steps’ on the internet because of Ian’s imprisonment.

He’s a fan of tattoos, and his left arm and neck are nearly entirely inked.

Ian was featured in the 2003 song “Out of Control” by Hoobastank.

He’s also a bit of an actor, having played Jonesy in the 2008 short movie “The Legend of Don Williams”.

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Ian wrote the song “Rooftops” for the 2008 video game “Guitar Hero: World Tour”.

His favorite actor is Tom Hardy, and some of his favorite movies are “This Means War”, “The Revenant” and “Bronson”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Ian’s age is 45. His hair and eyes are brown, he’s 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 145lbs (66kgs).

Ian’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000, as of April 2023.

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