Former Strictly champion Kelvin Fletcher and his wife Liz have said they “feel very lucky” to reveal they are expecting twins.
The former Emmerdale star and his wife, who married in November 2015, already have a daughter, Marnie, five, and a son, Milo, three.
“We already have the best of both worlds with Marnie and Milo, so I didn’t mind either way, but finding out we’re having kids is amazing,” Fletcher told Hello magazine.
“It was the best day of my life. It was a moment of total disbelief. I had never felt such joy.”
Liz is due to give birth to the twins in May.
She said: “I felt every emotion under the sun. First, there is twice the concern.
“I thought about things like breastfeeding, how is that possible with two? How do you lift two babies at the same time?
“I felt all of this in the space of 30 seconds. Kelvin said it was a miracle and I thought ‘How are we going to do this?’
“But now we can’t imagine it any other way. We feel lucky.”
Fletcher, 38, will star in a National Theater production of Richard Bean Jack’s comedy Absolute Flies Again opposite Caroline Quentin in July.
He said, “It’s the biggest box to check as an actor to perform at the National Theater.
“I can’t wait to get on that stage and perform in front of people again.”
Rehearsals begin weeks after his wife gives birth to their twins.
She added: “It can bring some challenges, doing the work as well as farming and raising a family. Everything is happening.”
The family appeared earlier this year on the BBC program Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure.
The six-part series saw the family “go from camp to country” over the summer to build a new life on a farm in the Peak District.
Fletcher rose to fame playing Andy Sugden on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale between 1996 and 2016.
He won the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside fellow pro Oti Mabuse after being a last-minute replacement for an injured Jamie Laing.