Former Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe has announced that she and her husband, James Knibbs, are expecting their first child.
Natalie has appeared on Strictly for seven seasons between 2009 and 2016, and was paired up with celebrities like Greg Rutherford, Ricky Whittle, Scott Maslen, Tim Wonnacott and Ainsley Harriott.
The Australian ballroom beauty confirmed the exciting news on Instagram this afternoon, sharing a snap of herself and her husband James Knibbs.
Natalie wrote: “So happy to be able to tell the world our AMAZING NEWS! My husband James and I are expecting!
Natalie went on to admit the pair have had trouble conceiving but are overjoyed that their baby adventure is finally happening.
She continued:”It’s has been a rather long and difficult journey, as it is sadly for many but we are almost there and it’s now really happening. I am 21 weeks pregnant.
Timing couldn’t have worked out better, it seems, as the baby’s arrival is in sync with the show that’s meant so much to Natalie.
“Our precious baby …? is due (would you believe it) the weekend of the #strictly final. We are over the moon excited and can’t wait to bring a little one of our own into this AMAZING world. I now only have 1 season of #SCD to prepare for bubba’s arrival… yikes,” she said.
The 38-year-old revealed she had her husband, who she wed last year, were “over the moon excited” about their child’s imminent arrival. She announced the news in view of her 27,000 followers, alongside a photo of the pair of their wedding day.
The pair got married in Australia in January 2018 in a ceremony attended by her Strictly co-star Ian Waite and former contestants Judy Murray and Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden.