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After announcing that he’s expecting his second child with his wife Rachel Riley, Pasha Kovalev has revealed their due date.
The 41-year-old Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer let slip that Countdown TV presenter Rachel, 35, is due to give birth in October this year.
“We wanted baby number two,” Pasha told OK!.“So, we're looking forward to welcoming them into this world, sometime in October.”
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When asked how he and Rachel were feeling about their wonderful baby news, he told us they were over the moon.
“Absolutely fantastic,” he beamed in response to our question on fatherhood. “We are very excited."
The couple, who met on the set on Strictly in 2013, are already parents to a 16-month old daughter called Maven.
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The Strictly star also told us how excited they were at the idea of being parents to two children under the age of two.
“I think it's great because this helps them feel closer together,” he gushed. “It will give them a chance to bond better because having a bigger age gap between them could leave them feeling more separated.”
Pasha went on to explain that being eight years older than his own brother made him want to have children who were close in age.
“My brother's eight years younger than me and by the time he was born, I was eight and I had other things to do,” he said. “It’s nice to have the kids closer together so they can grow up together.”
“We’re very excited. It’s what we wanted to do and two is the magic number for us,” he added.
This comes after Pasha opened up on the horrific trolling his wife received, admitting he worries about the stress it can cause their unborn child.
Rachel recently revealed how their first baby “stopped wriggling for a couple of days" following the stress of her being trolled online.
This led to Pasha telling the Mirror: "I definitely can see how it stresses her. The smallest stress affects how the baby's development is going.”
"If you come up to someone on the street and tell them something like that, you're probably going to get some sort of repercussion,” the dancer went on. “You'd be held accountable for your actions.”
"Online there's a limited amount of repercussion, and it opens a floodgate. It should be stopped," he finished.
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