Anton du Beke has finally revealed the names of his twins – one year after becoming a first-time father.
The Strictly Come Dancing professional and his wife Hannah Summers have named their little ones George and Henrietta – which is a far cry from Anton’s original plan after he joked he would call them Anton and Antoinette.
Speaking to Strictly host Tess Daly for Heart’s Confessions of a Celebrity School Run, the 51 year old said that having ‘one of each’ was a dream but his life has changed dramatically since welcoming the twins last March.
‘Let me tell you what you don’t do anymore, you don’t ‘pop’ anywhere,’ he said.
‘You don’t just go, “I’m popping to the shop”. You don’t do any of that.’
‘And if you miss out, if you get the timings wrong and you go across bottle time or sleep time — disaster.’
Revealing all about his life as a dad of the two one-year-olds, he continued: ‘The amount of times we’ve had to pull over in a street and do feeding times…’
”Don’t let them sleep before we get home! Don’t let them sleep before we get home!”
But Anton admitted he wouldn’t have his life any other way despite it being difficult to cope with two small children.
‘[It] is the dream, it’s absolutely incredible,’ he said. ‘We’re so lucky. If you have twins, you’ve got to be lucky.’
‘You’ve got to be lucky that they want to do everything at the same time.’
‘The double breastfeeding thing, that’s tricky,’ he added, before joking: ‘I did find it difficult’.
Anton previously spoke about the joys of fatherhood and how he copes being away from the twins while he is busy with Strictly Come Dancing.
‘I don’t know what it’s like to be a dad to a single baby, I know what it’s like to be a dad to twins, and it’s the best thing in the whole wide world, ever, I love every second of it,’ he told OK! Online.
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‘They don’t feel like twins because we’ve got one of each, a boy and a girl, they’re just two babies.’
‘They have two different personalities already, I can’t even tell you, my heart just explodes every time I see them, I’ll miss them when I’m on the show, I miss them all the time.’
‘I just FaceTimed my wife so she could show me the babies and stuff, I miss them all of the time.’