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Now, as the disgraced pair, who live in a £375,000 five-bedroom house in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, with their cat Flossy, begin five year jail sentences each for a string of historic child sex offences, Mail Online can reveal the extent of which the couple's wholesome image was little more than a sham.
In fact, from the moment they first met, they both craved fame and fortune – although, presumably, not the infamy they now share.
Alan Partridge: A former colleague said Wadsworth bore more than a passing similarity to Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan's fictional radio host, with his cheesy catchphrases, inept behaviour and inflated sense of celebrity, while his wife was his willing sidekick, having dreamt of stardom since she was a child Naked calendar: Wadsworth even appeared in a 'Naughty but Nice' Children In Need calendar and in a separate racy photoshoot, appeared naked in a giant golf bag, in a tin bath and as Lady Godiva with a whip According to a former colleague, Wadsworth bore more than a passing similarity to Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan's fictional radio host, with his cheesy catchphrases, inept behaviour and inflated sense of celebrity, while his wife was his willing sidekick, having dreamt of stardom since she was a child.
One victim told how Mrs Wadsworth took his virginity in the woods when he was 14 while her veteran broadcaster husband kept watch with a camera.
Another boy claimed that she performed a sex act on him after she lifted her skirt and said: 'Do you want to play with this?
Later, like the TV stars they so admired, they became a double act, sharing their lives with their listeners – Julie talked about her hysterectomy, having skin cancer and having breast implants to get her 'Baywatch boobs' and boost her self-esteem.
But, behind their saucy 'Carry-On' film personas, the celeb married couple, who worked for BBC WM and Radio Leicester, were hiding a salacious secret – they indulged in sex sessions with children as young as 11 near the home they called Knob Hill.
' In an interview in their local paper, the Leicester Mercury, just before their 20th wedding anniversary, the couple described how they first met.