Huge congratulations to Anton du Beke and his girlfriend Hannah Summers. The couple have become proud parents to twins, a little baby boy and a girl. Taking to his social media pages on Thursday, the Strictly Come Dancing star announced the happy news with a cute picture of two tiny dancing shoes with pink and blue ribbons. In the caption, Anton gushed: "Oh my! The little dancing feet have arrived. Mum and twins are perfect and dad is ridiculously excited!"
The professional ballroom dancer, 50, revealed that he was due to welcome twins last November. He shared an Instagram photo of two pairs of baby dance shoes with a top hat and a cane which read: "We hear the 'tippety tap' of tiny feet!" He then captioned the announcement: "Hannah and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting twins in the spring. We are over the moon!"
During a recent appearance on Lorraine, the TV star opened up about the prospect of becoming a father for the first time: "We're expecting them on 4 April and we do our final show of the tour on 2 April so all being well, it should marvellous," he said. "I'll slip out of that and I'll go into the other thing and off we pop. Marvellous." Anton also praised his girlfriend, who he has reportedly been dating since 2007. He remarked: "Hannah is doing incredible well, she's at that uncomfortable stage. She's doing brilliantly. I'm in awe of her, remarkable."
Anton du Beke and girlfriend Hannah Summers have announced the birth of their twins
Anton is best known for appearing on BBC One dance competition Strictly. He is one of the few original professional dancers of the 13-year-old show. It had been widely reported that he is one of the favourites to replace head judge Len Goodman in the upcoming series. The BBC are yet to make their announcement.