Belfast Telegraph

Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff picture of happiness at baby shower

Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff was a picture of happiness at her baby shower which was held in London designer store Bulgari.

The Russian-born dancer is just weeks away from giving birth to her first child with Ben Cohen.

The lavish event included 1980s pop singer Sinitta who shared a video from the function on Twitter via her Periscope account.

The 38-year-old Strictly professional wore a black dress with a pink tie around her waist, accentuating her baby bump.

Rihanoff can be seen smiling and waving in the video shot by So Macho singer Sinitta, who also provided a running commentary for her 160,000 followers on Twitter.

"We are in New Bond Street in London at the Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen baby shower at Bulgari," she said.

Sinitta also shot footage of the wrapped-up presents, attending guests and the plush surroundings in the upmarket shop.

Rihanoff met rugby player Cohen when they were partnered on Strictly in 2013. They were the eighth couple to be eliminated in November.

The friendship became a romantic relationship after Cohen, 37, split from his wife Abby with whom he has two children.

Rihanoff signed up for Celebrity Big Brother and announced her pregnancy inside the famous Elstree house in January.

At the time, she defended her decision to go public with the news.

"I wanted to keep (the pregnancy) to myself at first but then I spoke to the producers and what I felt was that if I was treated differently in the house - if I was always fed and could opt out of tasks - I felt that the housemates would be very upset with me and I wanted to be fair," she added.


From Belfast Telegraph