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Saturday 16th November 2019

Strictly's Iveta Lukosiute announces pregnancy after two heartbreaking miscarriages 

She is already a mum to her three-year-old son Vidas

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Iveta Lukosiute has announced she's pregnant with her second child.

The dancer, 39, and her husband Jenya Paytes have spent two years trying to have another child after suffering two devastating miscarriages following the birth of their first child, son Vidas.

Sharing the happy news on Instagram, Iveta said they are expecting their second baby after two years of "unsuccessful tries".

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Alongside a photo of herself and Jenya holding a baby scan, she wrote: "After 2 years of unsuccessful tries and 2 consecutive miscarriages, we are happy to share that we are finally expecting a 2nd baby."

Fans rushed to congratulate the couple, including former Strictly pro Kristina Rihanoff.

She wrote: "Congrats lovely."

Janette Manrara said: "Aghhhhh!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is AMAZING news!!" (Sic)

Iveta was a professional dancer on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing from 2012 to 2014.

Ahead of the 2015 series, the star revealed she had decided to quit as she wanted to concentrate on her New York dance school.

We are happy to share that we are finally expecting a 2nd baby.

At the time, she said: "I really enjoyed my experience on Strictly Come Dancing. I loved everything about the show, dancers, judges, BBC, celebrities, fans – all of it was a pleasure to be a part of.

"This year, I will focus more on my dance school in New York City, since I was away so much.

"However, I will be more than happy to stay involved with the show in the future."

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3 years ago this magic happened 😄❤️ #myson #Vidas #3yearsold #birthdayboy🎉

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Iveta and Jenya welcomed their first child back in September 2016.

She wrote on social media at the time: "Welcome my baby boy born this morning at 9.31am at 7.11lb #officiallymom #babyson #happybeyondwords."

A couple of weeks later, she revealed their little boy's name on Twitter, writing: "Our son was born September 24th, 2016 at 9.31am, 7.11 lb, 53 cm long. I named him in the memory of my brother Vidas."

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