Ashley Banjo will miss Dancing On Ice this weekend if his wife Francesca goes into labour

ASHLEY Banjo could miss Dancing On Ice this weekend if his wife goes into labour.

This week the TV star, who's a judge on the panel, shared a picture of a heavily pregnant Francesca and revealed that their due date is just days away.

According to The Mirror the dancer has now been given permission from ITV bosses to miss rehearsals and tomorrow's live show if he needs to.

A show source said: “Ashley is very professional and it’s business as normal at the moment. But if Francesca or the hospital calls when he is at the studio, he has permission to leave immediately…

“He is not going to wait around at home for it to happen but, equally, he is not going to miss the birth because of his judging job.”

The pair revealed last year they were expecting their first child following a “tough” journey to conceive.

On Thursday he shared a sweet snap of himself cuddled up to his wife baby bump.

Posting a pic of Fran's huge baby bump as they chilled in bed, Ashley admitted the pair are now desperate to meet their baby daughter.

He enthused: "Waking up early every morning – Just patiently waiting for the bump to become a baby… Any moment now… #babybanjo."

The couple – who married in 2015 – had their final scan earlier this month and have been enjoying their final days as a family of two.

Ashley and Fran first shared their news on Instagram back in October, with Ashley writing: “I am so excited to finally share the news that we are having a baby!!

“Now the time has come to finally say this out loud I have no idea what to say! I don’t know if words alone can explain how full of joy and happiness we both are.

“It has been a more difficult journey to this point than most people know but we are now here with one of the most precious gifts in the world… A little girl!”

Last month the couple pulled out the stops with an incredible baby shower and invited their closest family and friends to celebrate with them.

The proud daddy-to-be posted a photo of him and Francesca on Instagram and told fans he loved his wife and baby daughter “more than words can say".



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The Britain's Got Talent champ gushed: “We are going to be parents and our lives are going to change forever” I love @francescabanjo and our little girl more than words can say.

“This baby shower was such an incredible way to celebrate… I can’t wait to finally be a dad ❤️👶🏼#babyshower.”

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