Strictly Come Dancing professional Anton Du Beke has announced he will be a dad to both a little boy and girl, after revealing the gender of his unborn twins.
The dad-to-be made the exciting announcement on Good Morning Britain, telling viewers that he and his girlfriend Hannah Summers, 41, had been for a recent scan.
He said ‘We had our baby scan – we found out they are definitely babies!’, before revealing: ‘We’re going to have one of each.’
Anton even joked about potential baby names. As Ben Shephard said ‘You are going have a little Kate and Ben’, he responded: ‘I’m going for Anton and Antoinette’.
Anton, 50, first revealed the happy news about the pregnancy on Twitter, sharing a sweet message and cute picture that was particularly in theme with his passion for dancing.
Speaking for himself and girlfriend Hannah, 41, Anton wrote, ‘Hannah and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting twins in the spring. We are over the moon!’
Anton with his Strictly partner, Lesley Joseph
The Saturday night favourite also shared a humorous image that referenced his dancing profession, a picture of a top hat, cane and two tiny pairs of dancing shoes along with the words ‘We hear the tipperty-tap of tiny feet!’.
The tweet gained lots of attention with over 11,000 likes, nearly 1,000 retweets and floods of congratulations from friends, fans and celebrity pals.
Ore Oduba was one of the first to congratulate the couple on their joyous news, sending a lovely tweet packed with baby appropriate emojis.
Ore’s congratulatory tweet read, ‘Aww, amazing news! Can’t wait to hear the pitter patter of mini-Du Beke feet! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS @TheAntonDuBeke & Hannah 👶🏻👣 #tinydancer’.
Fellow Strictly dancer Oti also made a public shout out to the couple, calling the announcement of Anton and Hannah’s pregnancy ‘the best news’.
Her tweet read, ‘Best @bbcstrictly news‼️‼️ @TheAntonDuBeke so happy for you and Hanna ❤️👶🏼🍼 our first strictly twins #strictybaby’
Anton has been dating businesswoman Hannah since around 2007, although the pair were very private about their romance for a long time. Hannah is the head of telecommunications firm AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd and the pair currently live together in Buckinghamshire.
This will be the first time Anton will be a father and he seems to be absolutely thrilled! Congratulations!