The couple are celebrating

Strictly Come Dancing professional Vincent Simone is thrilled that he’s to become a dad for the second time.

Italian Vincent, 34, and his partner Susan Duddy were about to begin fertility treatment when they discovered she was pregnant.

‘It’s a miracle really – a blessing,’ says Susan.

‘There was a big chance we couldn’t have any more children and I was on the verge of going on to medication to help me conceive when I found out I was expecting.’

Vincent – who reached the Strictly final last year with actress Dani Harmer – and Susan are already parents to 3-year-old son Luca.

They split for a brief time shortly before Luca was born in 2009 but soon got back together and are now happier than ever.

‘There have been a lot of obstacles and Vincent‘s work takes him away so much,’ Susan tells Hello!

‘But we’ve managed to overcome everything and as a result we’ve grown stronger. I think we could get through anything, really.’

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