Baby news for the professional dancer

Well wishes are in order for Strictly Come Dancing‘s Aliona Vilani, as she’s announced that she’s having her first child!

The professional dancer and her husband have revealed that they are expecting, and did so with a heart-meltingly sweet picture on Thursday – and messages of congratulations have been pouring in ever since. Aww!

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Aliona, 32, took to Twitter to tell her friends and fans publicly the good news with a photo of hubby Vincent Kavanagh kissing her stomach. ‘Just want to share our amazing news! Vin & I are pregnant and we are sooo excited to have our little miracle!!!’

Married since 2014, this is an exciting new step for them both – and people have responded with congratulations in their hundred, including her old friends at Strictly:

Aliona left the show after the end of 2015’s run, in which she and partner Jay McGuiness walked away with the Glitter Ball.

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‘Going into this Strictly Come Dancing Series 13, I decided that no matter what would happen, it will be my last one,’ she wrote when announcing her departure in December.

‘After 7 years on Strictly Come Dancing, as my finale, this has been my best Strictly experience ever by a long way!’

And in a lovely gesture, Jay voiced his congratulations on Twitter, saying that he hopes the baby has ‘Dad’s voice and Mum’s moves’…

We reckon he’d make a great godparent, if you’re stuck for ideas, Aliona and Vincent…