Kevin Kilbane and his Dancing on Ice partner Brianne Delcourt have announced their engagement after a whirlwind romance.

The former Republic of Ireland footballer and the professional skater revealed that they were dating in early January.

They met after being paired for the current series of Dancing On Ice last September. 

The couple were eliminated from the competition at the weekend.

On Wednesday morning (February 5), Delcourt posted a video on Instagram of the moment Kilbane got down on one knee and proposed to her, writing in the caption: "He couldn't have been more perfect - I love you @kdkilbane77."

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She also shared a photo of them posing together while she shows off her diamond engagement ring.

"He was worth the wait," she said in the caption. "Kev, you've made me the happiest girl in the world.

"You're my fairytale ending."

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In early January, they confirmed that they got together.

"There was an attraction with Brianne the first time I met her, but it was way more than that. Everything clicked," Kilbane said at the time. "I asked her on a date after a week of knowing her, but she said no."

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Brianne added: "I just felt like we were dating anyway, because we were spending so much time together!"

Last week, Kilbane he's "absolutely delighted" to have met Delcourt.

The couple appeared on ITV's Lorraine, where the footballer-turned-TV pundit said of sparking up their relationship: "When we first got together - we met what seems a long time ago now - it doesn't seem like four months.

"Everything happened very quickly. I certainly knew straight away."

Dancing on Ice continues on Sundays on Virgin Media One and ITV.

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