Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Lowe engaged

'Strictly Come Dancing' professional has revealed she is "very excited, happy and proud" to announce her engagement to businessman James Knibbs

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Natalie Lowe

'Strictly Come Dancing' star Natalie Lowe has got engaged.

The professional dancer - who is currently partnered with celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott on the show - is "very excited, happy and proud" to announce her engagement to businessman James Knibbs.

Speaking about her boyfriend of two years' elaborate proposal, Natalie said: "It was a complete shock."

The 35-year-old beauty also told how she met James in 2013 after being forced to pull out of 'Strictly' that year having fractured bones in both of her feet.

Natalie was "gutted" about missing out on the show but has admitted it "turned out to be a blessing in disguise".

She was on her way to a meeting when James just managed to catch the same train to Leeds - where he was living at the time - after it was delayed by 10 minutes.

He told HELLO! magazine: "I have to thank East Coast [trains] for being late. Getting that train was the best decision I ever made."

However, despite being head over heels for one another, Natalie insists their wedding plans will be put on hold until the current series of 'Strictly' comes to end.

Speaking about Ainsley, she said: "He is full of beans. He is 58 - the oldest in the competition - but he's giving the young'uns a run for their money."

Meanwhile, Natalie and Ainsley managed to beat Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo and his professional partner Oti Mabuse in last night's (11.10.15) dance off to stay in the competition for at least another week.

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