Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole has revealed he is expecting his first child with wife Zoe Hobbs.

The 36-year-old, who married the 31-year-old model in 2010, took to Twitter to break the news to his followers.

“Check out my beautiful wife,” he said next to a picture of her showing off a small bump. “If you think it looks like she might be glowing then you’re right, she is.”

He later added, “We are extremely happy and very excited about having a little Cole on the way.”

Brendan has been on Strictly since the show began in 2004, winning the first series with partner Natasha Kaplinsky.

Since then he has had mixed fortunes on the show with partners including Kelly Brook, Lisa Snowdon, Michelle Williams, Jo Wood and, most recently, veteran singer Lulu.

Brendan was previously engaged to former Strictly dancer Camilla Dallerup but they split in 2004, at the same time as speculation was mounting that he and Kaplinsky were more than just good friends – allegations the newsreader later denied.

He will be returning to the dancefloor for the tenth series of the show which begins in the autumn.