Melanie Sykes is engaged

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 August 2012
Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes is engaged to her boyfriend Jack Cockings, 26, who she met on twitter in April

Melanie Sykes is engaged.

The 41-year-old TV presenter is set to wed Jack Cockings, 26, who she met on twitter and rather aptly took to the micro blogging site to share the news.

She wrote: "To my beautiful twitter friends just want to let you know that me &Jack@bespokespartan are engaged to be married and we are very giddy xxxx (sic)."

The engagement comes as a surprise as the pair only met on the site in April and started dating in June.

Despite the age difference and their fast developing relationship, Melanie previously spoke about how happy Jack, who has his own roofing business, makes her.

The presenter - who shocked fans with her raunchy messages to Jack on twitter - said: "I'm extremely happy, and vice versa. He'll come to see me and still have roofing bitumen on his hands. I don't care. I'm not interested in fame.

"Although I've been out with famous men, I also dated a guy who sold motorised scooters. So it's nice that Jack's a working man. It feels like the real thing, for sure.

"Some older men find my independence threatening. Younger men don't. It's a generational thing. It's quite a big ask for a man to be with someone as insanely independent as me, and younger men have the confidence. My ex-husband was two years younger than me. I've always gone out with younger men. They're more fun and love to have a laugh."

Melanie has two children, Romeo and Valentino, from her first marriage to Daniel Caltagirone which ended in 2009.

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