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Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker get engaged

Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker
Image caption The pair chose to keep their relationship under wraps

TV host Konnie Huq and Screenwipe presenter Charlie Brooker are engaged to be married, her spokeswoman has confirmed.

No further details of their plans to marry have been revealed.

Former Blue Peter presenter Huq - the new host of The Xtra Factor - has been dating Brooker, 39, for several months.

Huq, 34, recently said in an interview that she was in a relationship with a TV screenwriter called Charlie and that "he is definitely a keeper".

"Is he 'the one?' Yes, but then I say that about everyone I date. Two weeks later, I've changed my mind."

The presenter added that her life was on hold while she was on Blue Peter and now she needed "to get a move on".

Huq was a member of the long-running show's presenting team from 1997-2008 and appeared on Brooker's Screenwipe last year.

Brooker is best known on screen for his acerbic and satirical critiques of the the media.

He also wrote Dead Set, a zombie horror which takes place on the set of Big Brother, and is a columnist for The Guardian newspaper.

Brooker's BBC Four show Newswipe was nominated for best entertainment programme at the Bafta TV Awards at the weekend, but lost out to Britain's Got Talent.

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