Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus announces she's engaged after eight months of dating!

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Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus has got engaged to the 'love of her life' Jeff Nimmo, the All This Time singer has announced via Twitter.

Romantic Jeff proposed to his girlfriend Michelle while they were on holiday in Tenerife together, soaking up the sun and taking full advantage of the cocktails, according to the songstress.

Michelle, 35, who won the singing show in 2004, shared her happy news via social media, saying: 'Just back from Tenerife. The sun shone, the cocktails flowed & the love of my life asked me to marry him.' Alongside the comment Michelle posted a sweet picture of the couple where she can be seen showing off her brand new engagement ring!

If Jeff's Facebook is to be believed then the pair have been in a relationship since September last year. Despite being busy with a musical and pantos, Michelle seems to have found the time for romance, too!

Speaking about her love life at the end of last year she said, 'My love life is good and I'm in the best place at 35 I've ever been.

'Everything in my life is fantastic. Work is going well and my love life is going well cause it exists. It is the first relationship I would have talked about. I'm not saying anything but I'm extremely happy.

'Out of every year 2015 has been the best year to date.'

After posting the picture of the pair together, cocktails in hand, fans were quick to congratulate with hundreds favouriting Michelle's tweet and lots more commenting. Ever the down-to-earth girl Michelle replied to a lot of the comments, too, thanking everyone for their kind wishes and congratulations.

MSP Ruth Davidson wrote 'congratulations on your amazing news! Xxxx' while Michelle replied, 'aww thank you my dear!'

What exciting news, we can't wait to see the wedding!

Rosie Conroy
Food Writer

Rosie is an experienced food and drinks journalist who has spent over a decade writing about restaurants, cookery, and foodie products. Previously Content Editor at Goodto.com and Digital Food Editor on Woman&Home, Rosie is well used to covering everything from food news through to taste tests. Now, as well as heading up the team at SquareMeal - the UK's leading guide to restaurants and bars - she also runs a wedding floristry business in Scotland called Lavender and Rose.