Strictly Come Dancing Star Ellie Taylor Is Expecting Her Second Child
Strictly Come Dancing star Ellie Taylor has experienced a rollercoaster of emotions in the past few days. First, she joyfully announced on Instagram that she is expecting her second child. However, she recently shared a post jokingly expressing her “devastation” over her former dance partner Johannes Radebe being teamed up with tennis pundit Annabel Croft.
Ellie’s Jokingly Devastated Reaction to Johannes’ New Dance Partner
Ellie Taylor took to her Instagram Stories to share a clip of Johannes Radebe meeting his new dance partner Annabel Croft for the first time. In the post, the Ted Lasso actress playfully wrote, “Obviously devastated to find out my ex’s new girlfriend is the classiest, most beautiful chick in town, but if you love someone, set them free, etc. Rooting for @johannesradebe & @annabel_croft!!!!”
Annabel’s Excitement about Being Paired with Johannes
On the other hand, Annabel Croft expressed her excitement about being partnered with Johannes Radebe. She commented on his post about their partnership, writing, “I’m so lucky to have you! Bring on next week.”
Strictly Stars and Their Children
Many Strictly Come Dancing stars have children of their own, creating a beautiful family dynamic alongside their careers. Here are some notable examples:
- Gorka Marquez and Gemma Atkinson, along with their children Mia and baby Thiago.
- Janette Manrara, host of Strictly: It Takes Two, and her dancer husband Aljaz Skorjanec, proud parents of baby girl Lyra.
- Kevin Clifton and Stacey Dooley, winners of Strictly, welcomed their baby Minnie in January 2023.
- James and Ola Jordan, former Strictly pros, share a daughter named Ella.
- Pasha Kovalev and Rachel Riley have two daughters, Maven and Noa.
- Anton du Beke, a Strictly judge and ex-pro, and his wife Hannah, are parents to adorable twins George and Henrietta.
- Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella became parents to son Matteo in July 2020.
- Natalie Lowe and her husband James Knibbs welcomed their son Jack in December 2020.
- Ben Cohen, a former Strictly dancer, and Kristina Rihanoff share a daughter named Milena.
- Brendan Cole, another ex-Strictly pro, and his wife Zoe Hobbs are parents to Aurelia and Dante.
The Special Bond Between Ellie and Johannes
Johannes Radebe and Ellie Taylor developed a close friendship during their time as dance partners on Strictly. After the couple were voted out of the show, Johannes wrote a heartfelt post about Ellie, expressing his admiration for her. Sharing a series of photos, he wrote, “We leave with some beautiful memories. From our first dance until the last, you have been one of a kind. You have been my whole world for 10 weeks – what a truly delightful honor. Here’s to my leading lady @elliejanetaylor, you are beautiful in many ways, and I will miss dancing with you.”
Ellie’s Exciting Pregnancy Announcement
Despite missing Strictly this year, Ellie Taylor has an incredible distraction as she recently announced her second pregnancy. Sharing a photo of her baby bump with the caption “Excited. Terrified. Grateful. Hungry,” she wrote, “Ratbag No. 2 – inbound.” Ellie also acknowledged that pregnancy topics can be challenging for some people and lovingly encouraged her followers to take care of their mental well-being by muting or unfollowing her if necessary. She extended her well wishes to everyone on their own unique journeys.
Johannes Radebe commented on Ellie’s sweet announcement, writing, “Addition to the Fam.” Fellow Strictly stars Claudia Winkleman and Gorka Marquez also sent their congratulations and love.