Anthea Turner has said she was always open to marrying again and "never put up the shutters to finding love".

The 59-year-old TV presenter is engaged to businessman Mark Armstrong but their wedding has been postponed until next year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Armstrong proposed to Turner, who will celebrate her 60th birthday on May 25, two months after their first date.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, she said:  "It sounds very quick, of course it does. But sometimes when you are a bit older and you have lived, something tells you this is so right, you just know.

"People might say why do you have to get married, or why would you want to. It is because I do believe in marriage, and I can't think of a nicer person to be with for the rest of my life.

"I've always said I would get married again, I knew I would meet someone, that I would not be on my own."

"I definitely never put up the shutters to finding love again, with 'keep away' tattooed on my forehead."

The pair had planned a trip to Rome for her birthday, the city where Armstrong proposed last year and where they were due to marry this September.

The Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins star said: "Mark and I had planned to go out and look at venues in March and then set a date for September.

"Mark is from Italy, his family are from Milan, so it seemed the perfect place for us. It will be next year now. I am not even in any angst about it.

"When we do it, it will be small and cute, just with our close friends and family."

Turner praised her husband-to-be for making her laugh every day, saying:  "Mark is the absolute love of my life, we adore each other.

"He makes me smile every day and we are excited about our life together."

Turner married her manager, former DJ Peter Powell in 1990; the couple divorced in 1998. In 2000, she wed businessman Grant Bovey but they split in 2012.