Strictly's Anton Du Beke is a dad to newborn twins

Tasha Hegarty
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From Digital Spy

Congratulations are in order for Anton Du Beke and his girlfriend Hannah Summer who have officially become parents to twins!

The Strictly Come Dancing professional announced the happy news on social media today (March 30) with a picture of a top hat, cane and two pairs of dancing shoes - one with blue laces and the other with pink.

And it made for an adorably fun throwback to the way he announced they were expecting in November last year too.

"Oh my! The little dancing feet have arrived," Anton wrote. "Mum and twins are perfect and dad is ridiculously excited!"

And it's no surprise Anton's so excited either, as following the announcement last year the dancer opened up about how he felt 50 is the "right time" for him to have children.

"I've waited 'till now. Whether it's better or worse I don't know," he said. "It's just different. I've done a bit more, I've lived a bit more.

"I'm excited about doing it this way around... For me I am more settled in my life. It's a good time for me."

Photo credit: Guy Levy / BBC Pictures

[Anton with Strictly 2016 partner Lesley Joseph]

Anton and Hannah have not yet announced the names of the two new additions to the family, but hopefully we'll get to find out soon - ideally with more dance-themed clip-art too, please.

Digital Spy has reached out to their reps for comment on the happy news.

A few of his fellow Strictly pals were quick to send their congratulations to the couple, while many of his showbiz friends also sent their love:

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year, and pretty much everyone is backing Anton for a possible Head Judge role following Len Goodman's exit from the series.

And if that works out, it's safe to say it'll be quite a year for Anton!

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