Anton Du Bec and Hannah Summers
STRICTLY star Anton Du Beke is to become a father for the first time after his grlfriend became pregnant with twins after IVF.
The professional dancer, 50, is celebrating Hannah Summers’s pregnancy after the couple spent several years trying to start a family.
Delighted Anton said: “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.
Anton Du Beke is going to be a first time father Anton Du Bec and Hannah Summers are expecting twins
A source told The Sun: “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 became pregnant through the use of IVF
“Hannah is now more than three months pregnant and she seems to be coping very well.”
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.
He struck up a romance with radio and TV broadcaster Caroline Feraday, 39, in 2006 but they split up a year later.
Anton has become a firm fan favourite on Strictly Come Dancing
And three years after that, he began dating Hannah, 41, head of telecommunications firm AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd. They now live together in Buckinghamshire.
Last year, Anton said: “She’s just perfect. I love her above all things. Will we marry? Maybe next year. We’re very happy.”