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11th Oct 2018

Dancing on Ice’s Ashley Banjo and wife, Francesca, are expecting their first child

Keeley Ryan

Huge congrats!

Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Banjo has announced that he and his wife, Francesca, are expecting their first child.

The professional dancer shared the happy news with fans in a sweet social media post on Wednesday, which has been liked by more than 119,000 people so far.

In the caption for the adorable photo, the dad-to-be confirmed that they are expecting a little girl.

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He wrote:

“I am so excited to finally share the news that we are having a baby!! Now the time has come to finally say this out loud I have no idea what to say!

“I don’t know if words alone can explain how full of joy and happiness we both are. It has been a more difficult journey to this point than most people know but we are now here with one of the most precious gifts in the world… A little girl!

“I have so many strong and incredible women around me, I know she will have great examples to follow. Especially this woman right here – my wife and my rock.

“You are going to be the best mum in the world. I’m so excited to see our little one grow up and if by any chance she wanted to be like her daddy and bust a few moves, I’ve already got the dancing shoes covered! Can’t wait to meet you little sweetie.”