1antonStrictly star Anton Du Beke is set to become a dad for the first time with his girlfriend expecting twins after IVF. Anton, who partnered Birds of a Feather actress Lesley Joseph on this year’s Strictly, has starred on the BBC1 show since the first series in 2004.

The professional dancer, 50, is celebrating Hannah Summers’s pregnancy after the couple spent years trying to start a family. He told the Sun on Sunday: “Hannah and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting twins in the spring. We are over the moon!”

Anton, named as a possible replacement for departing judge Len Goodman, has been dating Hannah for six years after they met at a golf club. A source said: “Anton and Hannah are very happy together, and they decided some time ago that they were both ready to have children.

“Hannah didn’t fall pregnant quite as quickly as they would have liked and it was a source of worry for them for a while. Eventually they decided they wanted to try IVF treatment and they are delighted it has worked. Hannah is now more than three months pregnant and she seems to be coping very well.”