Good Morning Britain's Alex Beresford announces his engagement

Alex Beresford is single after splitting from his wife. (Getty Images)
Alex Beresford is engaged. (Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Alex Beresford has revealed the happy news that he is engaged to Imogen McKay - but has been keeping it a secret since New Year.

The Good Morning Britain weatherman and fiancee McKay made their big announcement with a photoshoot in Hello! magazine, where they admitted they'd been keeping their engagement out of the public eye for more than three months.

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Retelling the romantic story of how he popped the question, Beresford, 41, said that it had happened on holiday in Majorca on New Year's Day.

He said: "I took Imogen for a walk along the beach. The weather was sunny and warm, and the sea was crystal clear. 'This is it,' I thought.

"Imogen's not one for taking photos, but as I persuaded her to pose for a picture overlooking the sea, I kneeled down to take the engagement ring I'd hidden inside my rucksack.

"When she turned around, I was on one knee, and asked her the biggest question of my life – and she said yes. It was an amazing moment."

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The couple began dating in August 2020 after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date, with Beresford having split from his first wife just before the first lockdown began.

McKay, 29, who grew up in Australia but now works in London, said that she had never seen Beresford on TV before meeting him, but didn't look him up because she wanted to find out what he was like for herself.

Alex Beresford on All Star Musicals
Alex Beresford recently won All Star Musicals. (ITV) (ITV)

She travelled to Bristol, where Beresford grew up, for their first date and the couple said there had been an instant connection over shared family values.

They are planning to return to Majorca for their wedding in September, where Beresford's 12-year-old son Cruz will serve as ring bearer and best man and they'll be joined by 100 guests.

Beresford recently revealed his hidden talents for singing when he won ITV's All Star Musicals with a performance from West End show Hamilton.