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Ballet star Sergei Polunin and Olympian Elena Ilinykh expecting second child

The couple said ‘waiting for new life to be born is such a special time’.

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Sergei Polunin and Elena Ilinykh are expecting their second child (Danil Golovkin/PA)

Sergei Polunin and Elena Ilinykh are expecting their second child (Danil Golovkin/PA)

Sergei Polunin and Elena Ilinykh are expecting their second child (Danil Golovkin/PA)

Ballet dancer and actor Sergei Polunin has announced that he and his partner, Olympic ice skater Elena Ilinykh, are expecting their second child.

Polunin, 32, a former principal of The Royal Ballet who played Count Rudolph Andrenyi in the big screen version of Murder On The Orient Express, and Ilinykh, 27, are anticipating the arrival of a sibling for their two-year-old son Mir.

The couple shared a selection of striking images to accompany the news of their imminent new arrival.

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The couple revealed they are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old son Mir

The couple revealed they are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old son Mir

The couple revealed they are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old son Mir

Polunin and Ilinyh said: “Waiting for new life to be born is such a special time for us.”

The couple added: “We are so excited to welcome new happiness into our family, it’s a real wonder of life.”

During her ice skating career, Ilinykh won bronze at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The couple did not reveal their baby’s due date.

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