Laurence Fox says he is engaged but not everyone is convinced

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  • Laurence Fox
    English actor and political activist
  • Billie Piper
    Billie Piper
    British singer, dancer and actress
Laurence Fox  (Getty Images)
Laurence Fox (Getty Images)

Laurence Fox has announced his engagement.

The actor and “anti-woke” campaigner, 43, revealed he is set to marry Arabella May Fleetwood Neagle, 28, in an advert published in the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

The father-of-two - who divorced his first wife Billie Piper in 2016 - shared a photo of the newspaper announcement on Twitter.

He captioned the picture: “An announcement. She said yes.”

The news triggered a flood of well-wishes from fans on social media.

“Congratulations, what wonderful news,” one wrote.

Another added: “Congratulations, that is lovely to see something so positive for a change on social media.”

However, some more cynical fans suggested the announcement could be a prank.

Among the comments, one fan wrote: “Man of the people announces his engagement in the press.”

Another added: “That Telegraph boycott still going strong then.”

The news comes days after he posted a photo of himself sharing an intimate moment with a blonde woman at the beach.

Fox was married to pop singer Piper, 39, for nine years and they share sons Winston, 13, and Eugene, nine.

He has previously opened up about the financial difficulties his high-profile divorce caused.

He said: “It was quite a drastic life change. Goodbye, money! Goodbye, wife! Argh!

“But that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, doesn’t it? Obviously, you miss the large bank account but that’s not everything.”

Fox is best known for playing detective James Hathaway on hit ITV drama Lewis.

He has courted controversy by taking aim at “woke” culture and said he had broken up with an ex when she praised a Gillette advert which highlighted “toxic masculinity”.

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