Kristina Rihanoff congratulates The Jump champion Ben Cohen

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Kristina Rihanoff congratulates The Jump champion Ben Cohen

Kristina Rihanoff led the congratulations for Ben Cohen after he won The Jump on Sunday night (06Mar16).

The former Strictly Come Dancing professional is expecting her first child with her former rugby player beau Ben.

She has been by his side as he has competed in the Channel 4 programme in Austria over the past few months, and was first in line to offer her congratulations after he beat Dean Cain and Tom Parker to be crowned winner of the injury-prone show.

Kristina shared a picture of her man raising a Union Jack flag and the programme's cowbell trophy, alongside the caption: "Here he is!! The champion @RugbyBenCohen #TheJump 2016 @Channel4 (clapping hands emojis)."

It could be that Ben, 37, is the final winner of the show, amid claims the host of celebrity injuries and drop in ratings could lead to Channel 4 axing it from their slates.

Ben and Kristina, 38, have been dogged with rumours of a rift in their romance for the past few months, after the sportsman was noticeably absent when she exited the Celebrity Big Brother house in January (16).

However, as Ben geared up for The Jump final last week (beg29Feb16), photographs emerged of him kissing Kristina on the slopes.

The pair caused controversy with their relationship, as they first met when they were partnered on Strictly in 2013 - when Ben was still married to wife Abby.

The rugby player has always maintained that his romance with Kristina didn't start until his marriage had already come to an end.

Kristina then stunned fans when she announced her pregnancy during her time on Celebrity Big Brother. She later defended her decision to do so, and insisted she and Ben are thrilled about the impending new addition to their lives.

"It was a surprise but I am obviously delighted," she told Hello magazine. "My mother was with me over Christmas and when we found out she put her arms around me and she cried with joy. It is her lifelong dream for me to have a child and it was lovely to see her so happy."

- Cover Media