VILE Mick Philpott is learning to play the guitar as he serves life for killing six of his kids in a house fire.
The 62-year-old is said to be “practising hard” after he was allowed to have the instrument in his cell in the clink.
Elvis fan Philpott, who was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years for the 2012 atrocity in Derby, has also piled on weight since a smoking ban was introduced at Wakefield Prison, West Yorks., according to a source.
The Mirror reports: “He is a massive fan of Elvis and plays all his hits, plus other kinds of rock and roll. He is practising hard and should get good because he’s got plenty of time to devote to it.”
It was also revealed that Philpott ballooned to 16 stone by gorging on sweets, chocolate and crisps after a cigarette ban ended his habit of 100 fags a day.
The killer has also been fitted with a set of false teeth after having all his own yanked out.
The dad of 17 already notorious as a benefits layabout, was jailed in 2013 for the manslaughter of the children aged between 13 and five.
Philpott was jailed for life in April 2013 after killing six of his children in a fire when a plot to frame his ex-lover went wrong.
His wife Mairead Philpott and family friend Paul Mosley were each jailed for 17 years.
The trio had been convicted of six counts of manslaughter.
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Philpott gained notoriety in the mid-noughties for fathering 17 children by five different women and his reliance on state benefits.
In November 2006 he was criticised for demanding a larger council house after getting both his wife and mistress pregnant at the same time.
A year later Philpott appeared on the Jeremy Kyle show to defend his lifestyle and insisted he had undergone a vasectomy.