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Kristina Rihanoff is pregnant

Kristina Rihanoff is pregnant

Kristina Rihanoff is pregnant.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional stunned her 'Celebrity Big Brother' housemates earlier this evening (07.01.15) when she announced that she and boyfriend Ben Cohen - who has twin daughters Harriette and Isabelle, seven, with estranged wife Abigail - are expecting their first child together.

She told the group: "There was something [that] happened in my life before I came into the house over Christmas ... and obviously I thought it's very private news, you know but because we are living as one family now and everybody is sort of supporting one another now, it happened to be that I found that my boyfriend and I are going to have a little one."

Kristina was then congratulated and hugged by her housemates, prompting her to become tearful.

She added: "Well I found out over Christmas. Thank you guys, I just didn't know how to break it, what to say, when to say, it played on my mind and I wanted everyone to hear."

Asked by Stephanie Davis how far along in her pregnancy she was, she said she is "almost three months".

A spokesperson for the 38-year-old Russian said the couple were "surprised and delighted" by the news.

The representative said: "Kristina and Ben were surprised and delighted to find out that she was pregnant shortly before she entered the Big Brother house. Kristina is well and looking forward to being a mum."