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Baby joy for star pair


09:16, April 18, 2013

Shen Xue (right) and Zhao Hongbo at the media conference to launch Artistry On Ice 2013 on Wednesday in Beijing. (China Daily)

Chinese figure skating fans will be treated to the annual gala - Artistry On Ice - in June. A few months later, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, China's most successful figure skating couple, will have a special treat of their own when they become parents.

Shen confirmed their baby is expected on Sept 4, the same date three years' ago that they had their wedding on ice.

"As we planned, Shen is pregnant," said a smiling Zhao, while launching their annual show on Wednesday.

"The date given for the birth is a lucky coincidence as it is the day we held our wedding on ice at the first Artistry On Ice exhibition in 2010 … that means a lot to us," Shen, 34, said.

"It took me some time to adjust to the new role as an expectant mother and my friends just told me to enjoy the pregnancy."

After performing together for 20 years, Shen and Zhao, multiple world and Olympic champions, decided to take a break from their busy careers last year to extend their family.

This year's Artistry On Ice show will be held in four cities - Taipei (June 8), Guangzhou (June 10), Shanghai (June 14) and Beijing (June 16).

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