Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Gorka Marquez and actress Gemma Atkinson have announced that they are expecting a baby.

Posting a picture of her two dogs to Instagram, Atkinson said: "And what Amazing big brothers they will be!

"Myself & Gorks are beyond excited and happy and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting our new family member later this year. Baby Marquez!!! We love you loads already".

Speaking recently about their home life during a feature on ITV’s Lorraine, Gemma revealed how supportive Gorka is when it comes to her early start, as she has to be up at 4.15am for her breakfast radio show.

"I'm very fortunate in that I've got a supportive partner in Gorks when it comes to my training and my work," she said. "They say happy wife happy life and all that don't they? And I think it's true as well, for girls."

The pair moved in together in Manchester, and Gemma revealed that Gorka had to make a major adjustment before living with her: sharing the bed with her pet dogs Norman and Ollie.

Gemma explained: "When me and Gorks first got together I said to him 'Do you like dogs? Because I come with two dogs,' and he said 'Yeah but they shouldn’t be upstairs though, they shouldn’t be on the bed or anything like that.' Within a couple of hours, all three of them were fast asleep on the bed."

Gorka joked: "She loves them more than me."