Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke was back at Slough's Wexham Park Hospital this week - 10 months after his wife Hannah gave birth to twins there.

He was guest of honour at a ceremony to mark the completion of a £10million improvement programme to the maternity unit.

There is now a 10 room labour ward with en suite facilities, a refurbished antenatal clinic and maternity assessment centre, six room 'home from home' area for low risk mothers, an eight bed care unit for mums and babies who need extra care, bereavement suite and separate gynaecology outpatient unit.

Mr Du Beke and his wife, who live in Burnham, received a bouquet from little Joni Cantrell, six, the granddaughter of the hospital's community matron Linda Heppolette. Joni saw a dream come true when Mr Du Beke swept her off her feet Strictly style.

Mr Du Beke said he had been honoured by the invitation to cut the ribbon on the newly transformed unit.

He said: "We had the opportunity to have our babies wherever we wanted but we heard of the reputation of Wexham Park's maternity unit and all the teams surrounding it and we wanted to come here. We could not be more delighted, more happy, more lucky and would like to say a massive thank you."

His wife said: "My sister Jo had both her babies here. They were tricky births but she was so well looked after that I did not think twice about coming here myself."

Wexham Park is now part of Frimley Park Hospital Trust. Chief executive Sir Andrew Morris said: "The maternity was one of the first parts of the hospital I visited when I came here and I was underwhelmed.

"Staff were working in poor conditions and doing a wonderful job delivering 4,300 babies. I was shocked there were no en suite labour rooms.

"Now it is a good as it gets here and I'm really proud of it."

Soon he said numbers would be up to 5,000 a year.

In total £100million has been spent on improvements at the hospital, £40million of it on vital infrastructure work.