A surprise engagement announcement is quite possibly the most exciting thing to come out of the X-Factor this year, particularly when it's relating to the much loved host Dermot O'Leary and his girlfriend of nine years, TV producer and director Dee Koppang. CELEBRITY PROPOSALS WE LOVE
Dermot popped the question to his long term girlfriend at the beginning of this month, but it wasn't until Caroline Flack and Olly Murs slipped in a congratulations to their fellow host on X-tra Factor on Saturday night that the news became public. When it was then suggested that that the 38 year old TV favourite had waited a long time before proposing, he quipped 'Well you don't want to rush these things!'
The couple met in 2002 when they were working on a TV show together, and whilst professing his love for Dee in a number of interviews, Dermot alluded to his girlfriend's career ambitions as a reason why they hadn't yet tied the knot. When the couple bought a house together in North London in April, friends were quick to point out that a proposal was imminent. And right they were, Dermot got down on one knee at the Saxon and Parole steak restaurant during a mini break to New York. Congratulations to both of them!