Strictly Come Dancing professional Anton Du Beke and his partner Hannah Summers are expecting twins

Congratulations to Strictly Come Dancing pro Anton Du Beke, whose girlfriend is pregnant with twins.

Following Saturday night’s live episode of the BBC programme, the 50-year-old dancer wrote on Twitter: “Hannah and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting twins in the spring. We are over the moon!”

He also shared a picture of a top hat and two pairs of infant-sized dancing shoes under which it read: “We hear the ‘tippety-tap’ of tiny feet!”

The twins, conceived with the help of IVF treatment, will be the first children for Anton and Hannah, who have been together for nearly five years.

In a 2014 interview, Anton spoke fondly of his partner.

He told the Mail on Sunday: “She’s a top marketing expert and we’ve been together since April 2012. I love her above all things.”

He went on to describe her as “so beautiful, bright and funny”.

Anton has appeared on Strictly since the show’s inception back in 2004 although he has never won the prestigious glitterball trophy, and he is often cited as a possible replacement for head judge Len Goodman when he steps down at the end of this year.

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Anton and Lesley, competing in this year’s Strictly

He was recently knocked out of the current series with his partner, actress Lesley Joseph.

Congratulations poured in for the dancer, his former Strictly co-star Kristina Rihanoff and Dragons’ Den’s Peter Jones leading the charge.

Anton’s former partner Judy Murray, with whom he danced in series 12 in 2014, wrote along with baby bottle emojis on Twitter: “BOOM.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues tonight with the results show on BBC1, 7.15pm.