Kristina Rihanoff on her "accidental pregnancy" with former Strictly partner Ben Cohen

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Former Strictly pro dancer Kristina Rihanoff has spoken about becoming a mum for the first time.

The performer found out she was pregnant at the start of the year with boyfriend Ben Cohen, who she had danced with on the series.

The couple welcomed daughter Milena in June and speaking on ITV's Lorraine today, Krisitna gushed: "He is so incredible with her. Honestly, they have such an amazing bond."

She confessed candidly: "Motherhood was something I always dreamed about and always thought, some day, some day, but obviously it was an accidental pregnancy."

"Having a baby completely changes your outlook on the whole situation because everything becomes so secondary," Kristina continued. "It completely changed me in a much better way and my perspective of life."

After leaving Strictly Come Dancing last year, Kristina is rumoured to be set to join The X Factor team next year.

According to The Sun newspaper, Kristina is in discussions with show bosses to choreograph the latest live arena stage show, which will start in Nottingham in February.

“Kristina has had a meeting with Simon and his team about doing choreography," a source told The Sun newspaper in the week. “She came to watch the show on Saturday night with Sinitta, which might mean that she was going to grab some time with Simon and discuss things further."

The source added: “Getting Kristina involved isn’t just about getting one over his rivals at the BBC.

“People forget how talented she is and she’s incredibly professional – it’s no surprise he wants to snap her up.”

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