Beth Tweddle Gets Engaged Following Year From Hell

Huge congratulations are in order for Beth Tweddle, who has revealed that she is engaged following the year from hell.

The 31-year-old retired Olympian was left over the moon when her long-term boyfriend, Andy Allen, got down on one knee whilst they were in Rio for the Olympics over the summer.

Copyright: Hello Magazine
Copyright: Hello Magazine

The move no doubt cheered up a terrible year for Beth, with the star being forced to spend four months in hospital after fracturing her spine when taking part in controversial reality show ‘The Jump’.

Speaking to Hello! magazine about her engagement, the excited gymnast shared: “I was totally shocked! I knew he was the one for me, but I had absolutely no inkling of what he was planning to do, or that he’d been brought a diamond ring with him to Rio.

“It was a moment I will never forget. I am so excited about the future.”

Beth spent four months in hospital. Copyright: Twitter
Beth spent four months in hospital. Copyright: Twitter

Beth underwent painful spinal surgery after crashing into a barrier when landing from a jump back in January, and she has now admitted that she still struggles to talk about the accident.

She explained: “I am still seeing a psychologist to process what happened and am working with my physiotherapist and surgeon at getting full range in the neck and getting everything to strength. It’s still quite a long road.

“Andy is the one waking me up and seeing me sobbing my heart out. My parents and friends have been there for me but Andy is the one who sees me at night when I am really struggling.”

Beth’s engagement comes after she insisted that she wouldn’t let the life-changing accident hold her back, previously saying: “I don’t want this accident to define me. I want to be able to go out there and do what I normally do.

“I love working with children and inspiring them to achieve their dreams. I’m glad to say I pushed through it.”

Congratulations once again to Beth and Andy – we couldn’t be happier for the couple.