Strictly Come Dancing’s Aston Merrygold reveals exciting baby plans

He's obviously loving fatherhood...

As regular TV watchers will know, Aston Merrygold doesn’t do things by halves.

Not content with appearing on The X Factor – his band JLS finished second in 2008 – he took another stab at TV talent contests with a stint on last year’s Strictly.

And the 30-year-old has now revealed that he’d like to father a second child – just two months after his partner Sarah Lou Richards gave birth to a baby boy, Grayson.

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Aston and Sarah Lou recently became parents (Credit: @astonmerrygold/Instagram)

He told “We’ve both said if we ever did want to go again, two for us is a good number.”

And the Cambridgeshire-born singer added that the couple aren’t fussy about the sex of the second baby.

He said: “I never mind… The gender thing, we left it until he [Grayson] was born to find out that he was a boy, so we’re not pressured about finding out early or finding out if it’s a boy or a girl.

“Health is most important in this scenario. Don’t get me wrong – some of my friends were like: ‘Oh, you want a little boy. Oh, you want a little girl.’ But you just want a healthy baby.

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“If that didn’t happen, you wouldn’t love them any different – it’s your baby at the end of the day. You just hope they’re as healthy as possible.”

Aston’s comments come just a few weeks after Strictly couple Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara revealed that they would love to have kids – but not yet.
Janette and Aljaz aren’t ready to start a family just yet (Credit: FameFlynet)

The professional dancers, who got married last July, were interviewed by OK! magazine, with Janette explaining: “We’re family people and we do eventually want to have a family. For us, family is everything.

“But we are so happy with where our careers are at the moment that we want to enjoy it as much as we can. Then a little further down the line, we will get ready for a baby.

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“There will definitely be a little Skorjanec running around at some point.”

Give it another 20 years, and maybe we’ll see some of these babies on Strictly Come Dancing!

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