ITV Good Morning Britain presenter announces engagement

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TV presenter Alex Beresford has revealed he is engaged to girlfriend Imogen McKay after they proposed on New Years Day while they were on holiday in Mallorca.

The Good Morning Britain meteorologist, 41, and Imogen, 29, have been dating since August 2020 after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. Alex said Hello! magazine: “I had been single for a while and was ready for a new relationship. But I was adamant I didn’t want to try a dating site.

“I’m at an age where, before social media, you would meet a girl, take her phone number and call to ask her out.”

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He explained that he asked a friend if she knew anyone he would get along with, to which she replied, “Yeah, but she’s way too good for you.” The presenter said he laughed and told her “That’s the one I want!”

Reflecting on the start of their relationship, he said: “We got on really well from the start. We talked every day about our shared values ​​and goals, and our love for our families. We were always on the same length. wave.”

Imogen grew up in Australia and works in e-commerce operations for a large London restaurant. She revealed that she had never seen Alex on TV before meeting him and refrained from watching him beforehand as she wanted to find out for herself what he looked like.

Recalling their first date in Bristol, where Alex lives, she said: “When we met it was like we’d known each other for ages. Holding hands and laughing together came naturally.” The couple have since had a long-distance relationship between Bristol and London before their engagement.

Alex described the “incredible moment” when he popped the question to Imogen as they strolled along the beach in Mallorca. He said: “The weather was sunny and warm, and the sea was crystal clear. ‘This is it,’ I thought.

“Imogen is not one to take pictures, but when I persuaded her to pose for a picture overlooking the sea, I knelt down to take the engagement ring I had hidden in my purse. back. When she turned around, I was on one knee, and asked her the biggest question of my life – and she said yes. It was an amazing moment.”

The couple plan to return to Mallorca for their wedding in September, which will have around 100 guests to help them celebrate. Alex’s 12-year-old son Cruz, from his previous marriage to Natalia Natkaniec, will act as ring bearer and best man.

Read the full article in Hello! magazine out now.

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