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Strictly's Boag expecting child
Erin Boag has announced she is pregnant
Strictly Come Dancing's Erin Boag has announced she is pregnant with her first child.
The 38-year-old professional dancer - who left the BBC show before the latest series began - announced on her blog that she and business executive husband Peter O'Dowd, 46, are to become parents.
Erin revealed: "There's been much speculation about my absence from this year's Strictly Come Dancing, but I can now reveal the real reason why I turned down appearing on this year's show... I'm truly excited and delighted to say... I'm pregnant!
"My husband Peter and I are expecting the arrival of our first child in the spring of next year. It's such a relief to be able to tell all. Another reason for being so quiet is that I have been battling with terrible morning sickness - I don't know why it's called "morning" sickness as I had it morning, noon and night!"
Erin promised she will honour her commitment to perform with professional partner Anton Du Beke in December.
She said: "Before baby arrives, amongst other things, Anton and I will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall this Christmas with Anton and Erin's Christmas Cracker.
"I'm sure those gorgeous gowns might need a bit of letting-out by then!"
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