Strictly Come Dancing star Neil jones expecting first child with Chyna Mills as they reveal surprise engagement

Strictly's Neil Jones and Love Island's Chyna Mills are expecting their first child!

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Strictly Come Dancing pro Neil Jones is expecting his first child with Love island star Chyna Mills as they announce their surprise engagement.

The professional dancer and the former Love Island star have been dating for seven months after Chyna caught his eye while he was watching last year's season of the dating show and now the couple has announced both their engagement and lovely baby news.

In an exclusive interview with Hello! magazine, Chyna, who is 13 weeks pregnant, said, "After the baby news, we were on cloud nine – and now this. It still doesn't feel real." 

Neil, who was on the Strictly Professionals tour, reveals he had been planning to propose on holiday before he discovered she was pregnant.

He said, "I'd already planned to ask Chyna to marry me before we knew she was pregnant. Then we found out and I was like: 'Oh, this is brilliant, everything is coming together."

Speaking about the proposal, Chyna revealed, "At first, I thought he was joking because we play jokes on each other all the time," Chyna says. "Then Neil was like: 'Chyna, so is it a "yes" or "no"?' because a few minutes had passed and he was still on one knee. I was like: 'Yeah!"

And while not many people were aware of their happy news, Neil had confided in fellow Strictly star Tyler West, who confirmed his relationship with Mollie Rainford just last month.

Fans have sent the star congratulations.

One wrote, "How amazing, huge congratulations to you both," while another fan put, "This has made me so happy! You deserve all the happiness! Congrats both"

A third supporter added, "Awwww this is such beautiful news ❤️ Congratulations guys!!!"

Fellow Strictly pro Karen Hauer wrote, "So many congratulations to you both !!"

Neil's previous relationship with wife Katya Jones was subjected to the Strictly curse when Katya locked lips with Seann Walsh but fans are now delighted to see him happy.

Chyna, who worked as a youth support worker before taking part in the ITV2 reality show left the show in July and Neil messaged her on Instagram and they both met up at a party and the rest is history!

But the couple are expected to wait to tie the knot now the baby is on its way, as they want their son or daughter to walk down the aisle with them.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)