Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt are planning an Irish wedding in Co Mayo, following a whirlwind romance after they were paired-up on Dancing on Ice in December last year. 

The former Republic of Ireland footballer and his Canadian fiancée became engaged after four months of dating, when Kilbane popped the question during a night out. 

The loved-up pair have already visited Delcourt's family in Canada and the professional skater has chosen her wedding gown. 

They are planning to tie the knot in September or October in Co Mayo, where Kilbane's late father was born.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Delcourt said: "I have found The Dress, and our heart is set on getting married in Ireland. It will be so beautiful, and it is special to Kevin."

The loved-up pair are planning to wed in the West of Ireland

Kilbane added: "Over the next month we are going there to introduce Brianne to my family, and to look at venues.

"We are going to set a date for September or October."

They told the publication that they intend to have two maids of honour and two best men.

Delcourt said she hopes her three-year-old daughter Gracie "will be my flower-girl - but she might just take over the whole day".

Kilbane also revealed that he phoned his future father-in-law in Canada to ask his permission before he proposed earlier this month.

"I couldn't tell you how the conversation went as I was so nervous. My heart was racing," he said.

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Delcourt shrugged off the reaction to their whirlwind romance and engagement.

"We wake up every day and say how blessed we feel," she said.

"I feel like I have known Kevin forever. I wish I had met him 20 years ago."

Kilbane, who also played for English football clubs Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City and Sunderland, among others, has two daughters from his previous marriage, Elsie, 15; and Isla, 14; while Delcourt has daughter Gracie.

The latest issue of Hello! magazine is out now.

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