Strictly Come Dancing's Aliona Vilani announces pregnancy in the most adorable way

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Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Aliona Vilani has announced she's expecting her first baby.

The pro performer won last year's show with celebrity partner Jay McGuiness to make her the only professional in Strictly history to lift the glitterball twice.

But shortly afterwards Aliona announced her exit in order to start a family.

This morning the dancer took to Twitter to tell fans of her good news, posting an adorable picture of herself and husband Vincent.

"Just want to share our amazing news! Vin & I are pregnant and we are sooo excited to have our little miracle!!!" she wrote alongside the snap.

People were quick with their congratulations, including Aliona's most recent celeb partner Jay.

"Massive baby-congrats to Vin and @AlionaVilani, I'm so, so happy for you both!" he wrote online. "Fingers crossed for Dads voice and Mums moves."

And the official BBC Strictly Twitter account posted this afternoon: "Congratulations to @AlionaVilani and her husband Vincent on their wonderful news from all at Strictly!"

Aliona said at the start of this year she 'had' to leave the BBC One series due to the amount of dedication required.

"Strictly is a really full-on show, so basically you have to take five months out of your life," she revealed. "You don't see your friends, you don't see your family, you don't have any days off.

"Let's say I want to start a family and have a baby - I don't want to take five months out of my life and not be with my child, especially in the beginning. So I think I really had to step away."

Speaking to Digital Spy at the TRIC Awards, Aliona continued: "When I decided I knew what I was doing, but I kind of have no other choic.

"I really want to start a family with my husband and I can't just take five months out of my life and not be with my family, without any days off."

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 continues Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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