Anton Du Beke has opened up about his first year as a dad, as he confesses the IVF process he and wife Hannah had to go through was 'hard going'.
Speaking to GoodtoKnow, the Strictly star opened up about how he’s adapted to fatherhood ever since they welcomed the twins last year.
He recently revealed their names for the first time, and now he said the journey into parenthood has been ‘incredible’ for both him and Hannah.
‘It’s incredible, I’m loving every second of it. Neither of us had had children before so we don’t know what it would be like to just have one child so for us is the norm. It does absolutely fly by, they just keep getting bigger and bigger’, the doting dad said.
Of course taking care of little ones comes with its fair share of worries, which Anton soon found out.
‘You’re always worrying. You’re worried you’re doing the right thing, are they okay. It’s nerve wrecking. I suppose the beginning is the hardest past because you just don’t know and you’ve got these two tiny little things that you have to try and bring up without being able to communicate with them’, he confessed.
Anton partnered up with Richmond Sausages on their ‘Nation’s Favourites’ campaign to reward the UK’s favourite workforces, and surprised a team of carers in Wolverhampton
The new dad also opened up about the IVF process they had to go through in order to become parents, saying that it was ‘hardcore’ for Hannah especially, who took a year off before starting it.
‘It was quite hard going, we were going back and forth to the clinic everyday for blood tests and they would tell us what injections she would need to take. So everyday you’re injecting yourself and it’s hardcore’, the dancer said.
Anton, who also said Hannah had an elective caesarean for safety, continued to say they were lucky that they got pregnant after just one round of IVF.
‘As a man you can only stand there and go “what can I do for you, can I help you”. And the poor woman is suffering all of the injections and everything else that goes with it.
‘But again we were lucky, we had one dip at it and Hannah became pregnant. I hate it when the man big up their role in this whole process.’