Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Iveta Lukosiute reveals she is expecting her second child after heartbreak of suffering two miscarriages

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Iveta Lukosiute has revealed she is expecting her second child after suffering two miscarriages.

The 39-year-old professional dancer and her husband Jenya Raytses, who have three-year-old son Vidas together, revealed the happy news via Instagram on Tuesday. 

The couple posed for a sweet snap holding up the ultrasound scan, confessing it had been a tough journey for them and they'd spent the last two years trying for another child.

Announcement: Former Strictly Come Dancing star Iveta Lukosiute revealed on Tuesday that she is expecting her second child after suffering two miscarriages

Announcement: Former Strictly Come Dancing star Iveta Lukosiute revealed on Tuesday that she is expecting her second child after suffering two miscarriages

Iveta wrote: 'After 2 years of unsuccessful tries and 2 consecutive miscarriages, we are happy to share that we are finally expecting a 2nd baby #pregnant #parents #2ndbaby #alloveragain❤ #happy #family #love'.

The ballroom dancer's fans were quick to congratulate her on the happy news, including some Strictly stars past and present.

Janette Manrara posted: 'Aghhhhh!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is AMAZING news!!'.

Kimberley Walsh, who took part in the BBC One show in 2012, enthused: 'Ah congratulations ❤'.

Touching message: The couple posed for a sweet snap holding up the ultrasound scan, confessing it had been a tough journey for them

Touching message: The couple posed for a sweet snap holding up the ultrasound scan, confessing it had been a tough journey for them 

Baby joy: The 39-year-old professional dancer and her husband Jenya Raytses, who have three-year-old son Vidas together, revealed the happy news via Instagram on Tuesday (pictured: throwback snap from Vidas' birth)

Baby joy: The 39-year-old professional dancer and her husband Jenya Raytses, who have three-year-old son Vidas together, revealed the happy news via Instagram on Tuesday (pictured: throwback snap from Vidas' birth)

Iveta had named her first child, son Vidas, in memory of her late brother.

The dancer first appeared on Strictly in 2012 on series 10, but left after just three series to pursue other opportunities. 

She was partnered with Johnny Ball for her first stint on the show, but they were the first to be voted off. 

Supportive: The ballroom dancer's fans were quick to congratulate her on the happy news, including some Strictly stars past and present

Supportive: The ballroom dancer's fans were quick to congratulate her on the happy news, including some Strictly stars past and present

In 2013, she was paired with actor Mark Benton and placed sixth, while her third and final year on the show in 2014 saw her team up with Thom Evans, becoming the third couple to be voted off. 

Explaining her decision to leave Strictly, Iveta said: 'I really enjoyed my experience on Strictly. I loved everything about the show, dancers, judges, BBC, celebrities, fans – all of it was a pleasure to be a part of.

'This year, I will focus more on my dance school in New York City, since I was away so much. However, I will be more than happy to stay involved with the show in the future.'

Strictly siren: Iveta first appeared on Strictly in 2012 for series 10 and left after three series. She is pictured in 2014 with her celebrity partner Thom Evans

Strictly siren: Iveta first appeared on Strictly in 2012 for series 10 and left after three series. She is pictured in 2014 with her celebrity partner Thom Evans 

Former Strictly Come Dancing pro Iveta Lukosiute is pregnant

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