Ian 'H' Watkins and Matt Evers have found their manhoods are getting in the way of "certain moves" during their 'Dancing on Ice' rehearsals.

Ian 'H' Watkins and Matt Evers

Ian 'H' Watkins and Matt Evers

The Steps singer and the pro skater will make TV history in January when they become the first same-sex pairing on the ice skating show, but they have been forced to alter some of their lifts because parts of H's anatomy have proved problematic during their routines.

Matt said: "We're in full-on practice mode. There's a practical difference, though.

"Parts of his anatomy get in the way in certain moves, on some of the lifts.

"We're having to alter the lifts because it's never been done before."

The pro skater is determined to do the partnership "justice", but wants to see what the audience think of the pair together before deciding if he will "push it a bit more" with their routines.

He added to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "I feel extra pressure, I want to do it justice. We're trying to make it normal.

"If the audience and fans embrace it, we're going to push it a bit more. If they don't, we'll strip it back and it'll be more of a friendship."

Matt's comments come just days after H revealed he in fact suggested to 'Dancing on Ice' bosses that he should be in a same-sex pairing on the show next year.

He said: "I had the meeting in the summer and I said, 'If this does go ahead then I would like to be considered with a male partner.'

"For me, it's important to have someone the right gender for my sexuality."

Matt added: "To be part of a production and part of a network like ITV and what they are championing right now, I am so proud.

"It feels really good and we feel so supported and so loved right now."

H admitted he and Matt have "chemistry" when they are dancing together, and the pro skater said the singer will be his first-ever 'Dancing on Ice' partner who he could "possibly" have a showmance with.

The 'Last Thing on My Mind' hitmaker said: "There's chemistry, but let's just see if that ... why am I even answering this?

"He's so hot, and he's handsome. I'm in such good hands."

Matt added: "This is the first partnership that I've had in my career on 'Dancing on Ice' that could possibly be a showmance."