English rapper Example and former Neighbours actress Erin McNaught have confirmed their engagement.

McNaught, who played the character of Sienna Cammeniti in the soap in 2008, confirmed the news after she was photographed over the weekend wearing a new ring on her left hand.

The former Miss Australia wrote on her Twitter page: "Yes, Elliott and I are engaged. Thank you everyone for your lovely well wishes."

Example joked: "Since I announced my engagement to @Erin_McNaught my album has started to drop on the iTunes chart. Oh well."

Example and Erin McNaught engaged

The couple are reported to have been in a relationship for the past year.

Example recently described McNaught, who competed in Dancing with the Stars Australia earlier this year, as "a best mate, and trustee, as well as my partner".