Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke, 51, touchingly reveals why he waited so long to have children

Saturday Kitchen: Fans left baffled by Anton Du Beke's behaviourAnton Du Beke has opened up about why he waited until 51 to be a father [BBC]

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Anton Du Beke has opened up about the heartwarming reason he chose to wait before having children. 

Last year, dancing professional Anton, 51, welcomed twins George and Henrietta with wife Hannah Summers.

Now, he has spoken out about his decision to start a family, and why he held back for so long. 

Anton Du Beke and his girlfriend are expecting twinsAnton Du Beke and his girlfriend Hannah welcomed twins recently [Getty]

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “I’ll tell you why I waited so long to start a family and why it was the right decision for me. 

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“I wanted to be 100 per cent sure that my children’s mother would be the woman I would spend the rest of my life with.

“As soon as I knew I would be with Hannah forever, I wanted to have children with her.”

Anton Du Beke and his girlfriend are expecting twinsAnton Du Beke revealed he wanted to be sure he would be with Hannah forever [Getty]

The ballroom star, who is currently partnered with Susannah Constantine on the BBC show, also revealed how he was settling into fatherhood, sweetly claiming that it had changed his life for the better. 

“Life has changed completely since the babies arrived, but in the most wonderful way,” he added.

“It’s the best change ever. Absolutely super. I love being with them and Hannah. Love every second of it.

Hannah and Anton Du Beke attend The Borne Wonderland Gala 2017Anton Du Beke and his wife are now parents of two [Getty]

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“Doing all the family stuff, like going swimming and having splash time, well, it’s my very favourite thing.” 

Anton, who has been on Strictly since it began in 2004, recently opened up to OK! Online about how he copes being away from his children when he’s on the show. 

“I just FaceTimed my wife so she could show me the babies and stuff, I miss them all of the time,” he said. 

“I don’t know what it’s like to be a dad to a single baby, I know what it’s like to be a dad to twins, and it’s the best thing in the whole wide world, ever, I love every second of it, and they don’t feel like twins because we’ve got one of each, a boy and a girl, they’re just two babies.

“They have two different personalities already, I can’t even tell you, my heart just explodes every time I see them, I’ll miss them when I’m on the show, I miss them all the time.” 

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