Ex-Blue Peter star and opera singer to marry

Ex-Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones has proposed to his girlfriend, singer Katherine Jenkins, after a three-year relationship.

Jenkins reportedly said yes and the couple are expected to hold their wedding sometime in 2012.

“Gethin proposed last month, it was a wonderful start to the year for both of them,” a source told the Daily Mail. “Katherine is so happy and can’t wait to start planning her wedding, which will be next year. They both have busy schedules and Katherine is touring a lot this year, but they will start planning soon.”

The fine details are yet to be confirmed, but the source added that the ring was “totally fabulous” and that Wales would be “an obvious choice” for the wedding reception venue and overall event.

“Wales is an obvious choice. It’s where they both came from and Katherine has always said that she would go home to be married,” the source claimed. “They are both very happy and in love, and their family and friends are equally delighted for them. They are such a well-suited couple – a perfect match.”

According to The Metro, the soon-to-be groom picked the engagement ring himself from a London jewellers, before popping the big question whilst he and his bride-to-be were on a winter holiday in Mexico.

The mezzo-soprano herself confirmed she “of course said yes” when Jones asked, and that “he popped the question at the end of an amazing holiday.”