‘It’s quite an ordeal for ladies’ Anton du Beke opens up about IVF struggle with wife Hannah

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  • Anton du Beke has confirmed that he and wife Hannah turned to IVF to have their twins.

    The dancer became a father earlier this year, when he and his wife welcomed a twin boy and girl in March.

    Now the dad confirmed that he and wife Hannah turned to IVF to conceive, saying that the process was ‘quite an ordeal’.

    Speaking to OK! magazine, the now father-of-two said: ‘When you’re going down that road, it’s difficult to explain. I can’t say there was ever a day that went by when I wasn’t nervous about the whole thing.’

    The 51-year-old also gushed about his wife Hannah, praising her for being ‘brave’ throughout the whole process they went through to get pregnant.

    ‘Hannah was remarkable – incredibly brave and resilient. It’s quite an ordeal for ladies, IVF. All I could do is support her. I couldn’t say: “I’ll take the injections today.” I was enormously proud of her.’

    The couple became parents for the first time earlier this year

    Sources had suggested the couple had turned to IVF when they announced news of their pregnancy, but this is the first time the Strictly star has confirmed it.

    Anton also opened up about how the pair are adapting to parenthood, saying that technology definitely helps the little family when he has to be away for work.

    ‘I can’t imagine doing it without FaceTime! Hannah is astonishing. Without Hannah it wouldn’t work. They’re seven months old and they’re doing wonderfully.

    ‘They’re wonderful when they interact together. The rules were they were to move like me and look like their mum and it looks like it’s happening!’

    Anton and Hannah announced they were expecting twins in November last year, with a sweet picture on social media.

    He later announced his first children were going to be a boy and a girl, and shared the happy news that the duo had arrived in March 2017, with another cute snap on social media.

    He wrote on Instagram account at the time: ‘Oh my! The little dancing feet have arrived. Mum and twins are perfect and dad is ridiculously excited! 💙💗’

    The doting parents also revealed in May that they had secretly tied the knot, after making an appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show.

    The happy news were confirmed by a spokesperson to Mail Online, but the pair didn’t reveal any details about the ceremony or even when it happened.