First Dates Ireland diners Carla and Shez, who appeared on the RTÉ2 show earlier this year, have announced that they are engaged.

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Carla, from Co Antrim, and Shez, from Dundalk, shared their happy news on social media.

"So this happened yesterday!!" she wrote.

"On my 40th birthday this absolute legend asked me to marry him!! No idea how he managed to keep this a secret from me, but he did and got me good!

"We only met 8 months ago but knew instantly we had something special, as they say when you know you know, and boy did we know.

"I've had to wait 40 years for this day, 40 years but it was worth the wait as I get to spend my life with the most incredible human being I've ever met.

"Shez Sherry, thank you for making me the happiest girl on the planet right now, I adore you."

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Writing on Instagram, Shez said: "She said yes ?? ?? & I get to spend the rest of my life with the best person on this planet! Thanks you so much @rte2 @ciarabres and every one @firstdates_tv this would not have happened without you ?"

Applications for the new series of First Dates Ireland are now open at: cococontent.ie/firstdates.

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