Strictly couple Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton expecting first child

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Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 winners Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton have announced the happy news that they are expecting their first child together.

The presenter shared the news on her Instagram page with a sweet polaroid picture of her cradling her bump.

"Gaaaaaaang….. We are having a baby," she excitedly captioned the snap. "So bloody delighted. Kev, you're magic, I love youuuu.

Kevin also shared the picture on his Instagram page, adding: "We're having a baby! And I think my girl @sjdooley looks beautiful pregnant."

The couple met when they were partnered on the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing, going on to take the Glitterball trophy home.

They have managed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight, though Dooley did recently share she wasn't fussed about marrying her partner. Speaking on her documentary series Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over she explained she was "more interested in starting a family".

Earlier this year, they also denied rumours they are engaged after the former Glow Up presenter was spotted wearing a new ring on her finger while on holiday.

"I'm not getting married," she said. "You would absolutely be the first to know, but no, I'm so dull. I'm not getting married."

Clifton decided to leave his role as a pro-dancer on Strictly back in 2020, saying he wanted to move on to other things.

"After finishing last series with the Children in Need trophy and the Christmas special, I want to leave on a high and have therefore decided the time has come to move on and focus on other areas of my life and career," he said at the time. "I want to thank all of the pros for inspiring me every day as well as all of my celebrity partners."

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.

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