One of Strictly Come Dancing‘s most popular professional dancers has just announced the exciting news that he and his wife are expecting their second child.
Brendan Cole, who is currently paired with Charlotte Hawkins for the 2017 series of the BBC show, announced that he and Zoe are preparing to welcome a new baby into the family.
The 41-year-old dancer took to social media to reveal the happy news to his fans, writing ‘Hey all…@thezoecole and I have news…’ Alongside the caption was a short video of wife Zoe pointing to her pronounced baby bump.
The couple’s new addition will join their four-year-old daughter Aurélia, who they welcomed three years after marrying back in 2010.
Zoe herself also got in on the happy celebrations, posting a on message on her Instagram account. She wrote, ‘Yes it’s true! Came back from Mallorca recently with a little excess baggage! @brendancoleinsta #whathavewedone #babyonboard #excitedandscared #parents #ourfamily #morejunkinthetrunk’.
The sweet caption was accompanied by a picture of the family-of-three on holiday on a beach, pointing to Zoe’s growing tummy.
And he’s not the only Strictly star looking forward to welcoming a new member of the family this year. Celebrity contestant Aston Merrygold recently announced that he is expecting a baby with girlfriend Sarah, which is due in January. Last year’s winner Ore Oduba has also revealed that he and his wife Portia are expecting a child too.
Celebrity friends were quick to send their congratulations to the Strictly star too. Judy Murray, who starred in Strictly back in 2014 with pro partner Anton Du Beke, wrote, “What gorgeous news.”
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, who was paired with Brendan during her 2013 stint on Strictly, took to social media to offer her congratulations.
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Clearly overwhelmed by the messages of congratulations being sent his way, Brendan Tweeted a thank you to their well-wishers. He wrote, “Thank you everyone! We are a very happy and fortunate family! Aurélia will finally be a big sister!”
It’s not clear how far along Zoe’s pregnancy is, although her visible bump suggest the new arrival isn’t too far away.
Brendan’s Strictly partner Charlotte Hawkins hasn’t congratulated him on the exciting news over social media, but he did join her backstage for 19th September’s episode of Good Morning Britain.