Max Whitlock and wife Leah Hickton expecting first child in February

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Max Whitlock has announced that he and his wife Leah Hickton are expecting their first child in February.

The double Olympic champion revealed the news in a short video on his social media accounts on Tuesday.

Whitlock and Hickton were married in 2017, having first met at the South Essex Gymnastics Club as 12-year-olds.

Now 25, Whitlock is in training to defend his pommel title at the World Championships in Doha at the end of October.