Strictly Come Dancing dancer Kristina announces she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Ben Cohen

Kristina Rihanoff shocked her Celebrity Big Brother housemates – as well as viewers – last night by announcing that she’s pregnant!

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 38, is expecting her first child with boyfriend Ben Cohen and emotionally shared the news on CBB during Thursday evening.

READ MORE CELEB NEWS

Who has Kristina Rihanoff dated? See her love history

‘There was something [that] happened in my life before I came into the house over Christmas,’ Kristina explained after gathering the contestants together.

‘And obviously I thought it’s very private news, you know, but because we are living as one family now and everybody is sort of supporting one another now, it happened to be that I found that my boyfriend and I are going to have a little one.’

The shock announcement sparked an excited reaction from the CBB stars and Kristina became visibly tearful – bless!

When asked by Stephanie Davis how far along she is, the dancer replied; ‘Almost three months.’

Kristina revealed that she’d found out about her pregnancy over Christmas and wasn’t sure when to tell everyone about it – but now she has!

[GIF] Kristina Rihanoff Strictly Come Dancing

A rep for the Russian star confirmed the news, telling The Mirror: ‘Kristina and Ben were surprised and delighted to find out that she was pregnant shortly before she entered the Big Brother house.

‘Kristina is well and looking forward to being a mum.’

The surprise revelation sparked a huge celebrity reaction on social media, particularly from Kristina’s fellow Strictly stars.

https://twitter.com/ZoeTheBall/status/685233124687638528

Former contestant Lisa Riley, who appeared in the 2012 series, has even come up with a name for the tot…

‘Benstina’ – we like that!

Rugby player Ben, 37, hasn’t commented on the news on social media yet but did encourage everyone to support Kristina when she entered the house on Tuesday.

Ben and Kristina went public with their relationship last summer. The pair met when they were partners on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013 and got together following Ben’s split from wife Abby, with whom he has 7-year-old twin daughters Harriette and Isabelle.

Anna Francis