Konnie Huq to marry Charlie Brooker?
Konnie Huq has put a romantic trip to Las Vegas on hold so she can take up her new presenting role on 'The Xtra Factor' - amid rumours she is planning to marry boyfriend Charlie Brooker
Konnie Huq has cancelled a romantic trip to Las Vegas amid rumours she's planning to marry her boyfriend Charlie Brooker.
The former 'Blue Peter' presenter - who has just announced she will take over from mum-of-one Holly Willoughby and front the new series of ITV1's 'The Xtra Factor' - is said to be "really upset" she had to postpone the trip but her new presenting slot was too good an opportunity to pass up.
A friend of the 34 year old told The Sun newspaper: "Konnie's really upset as she was looking forward to getting away with Charlie. But she's been off the radar for too long and 'The Xtra Factor' was too good an opportunity to turn down.
"She kept joking they were going away to have a shotgun wedding. You never know with those two though - that might be why she was so gutted about cancelling it."
According to another pal, Konnie's relationship with the TV critic took off when she appeared in an episode of his 'Screenwipe' series last year.
The pair have now been dating for nine months and are said to be secretly engaged.
The friend explained to Mail Online: "Konnie and Charlie are very much in love. They got engaged some weeks ago, but have been trying to keep the news quiet."
The television presenter is reportedly receiving £165,000 for her 'The Xtra Factor' stint, £200,000 less than Holly Willoughby.