Celebrity Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton gets engaged after three month romance

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Chantelle Houghton has got engaged to her new boyfriend Michael Strutt.

The couple have been friends for nine years, but have only been dating for the last three months.

But despite their whirlwind courtship, the pair are ready to take the next step in their romance.

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Sharing a picture on her Instagram page of a ring, the Celebrity Big Brother winner wrote: "Ok, I know it’s lockdown and isolation but he just asked me to marry him: I said YES.

"I will love him forever."

She later shared a picture of him with his face obscured by a heart emoji, captioning it: "#fiance."

Chantelle previously reunited with her ex-husband Samuel Preston for a photoshoot.

The pair met on CBB in 2006 and married shortly after.

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Despite a well-publicised relationship, and Preston famously walking out on Never Mind The Buzzcocks to defend her honour, things didn't work out and they announced their split after just 10 months.

They are now back to being friends, but ruled out ever reuniting romantically.

"I think it would ruin a really important relationship as it stands," Preston said.

"It has been a really useful thing to have a blunt voice – someone who I can just call who will tell me, no bullshit, what's going on."

Chantelle added: "I just think for me there will always be something. I will always love you."

"And we've been through something that's almost so mad," Preston added.

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