Strictly Come Dancing star Aliona Kavanagh expecting her first child

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  • Congratulations are in order for Strictly Come Dancing star Aliona Kavanagh, who’s revealed that she and husband Vincent are expecting their first child together!

    The professional dancer, who married Vincent in 2014, took to social media to announce her happy news.

    The mum-to-be posted a sweet picture to her Twitter account that shows her husband kissing the beginnings of a baby bump in a beautiful countryside setting.

    Aliona captioned the photo: ‘Just want to share our amazing news! Vin & I are pregnant and we are sooo excited to have our little miracle!!!πŸ’‘πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸΌ’

    The photo has so far received over 2,000 likes, and fans have been quick to congratulate the pair on their special announcement, writing ‘Congratulations lovely lady, if you are half the mother you are dancer, you’ll be amazing! xxxxx’, ‘What a lovely thing to hear this morning. Congratulations to both of you πŸ’—πŸ˜˜’, and another adding ‘Congratulations Aliona that’s wonderful news for you & Vin. πŸ‘ΆπŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ‘Ά’

    The 32-year-old professional dancer – who won the last series of the BBC talent show in 2015 alongside Jay McGuinness – looks happy and relaxed in the photo, clearly delighted to be expecting her first child!

    Since last year’s win, Aliona has quit Strictly to move to the US with her sales director husband.

    The star was touring in new theatre show Keep Dancing, before leaving for Florida earlier this year.

    Aliona has spoken previously about her desire to start a family, and explained this as her reason for leaving the show.

    ‘Strictly is a really full-on show, so basically you have to take five months out of your life. You don’t see your friends, you don’t see your family, you don’t have any days off,’ she told Digital Spy in May.

    ‘Let’s say I want to start a family and have a baby. I don’t want to take five months out of my life and not be with my child, especially in the beginning. So I think I really had to step away.’

    Congratulations to the parents-to-be!