I'm A Celebrity's James McVey engaged - with help from Harry Redknapp

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I'm A Celebrity's James McVey has announced his engagement to girlfriend Kirstie Brittain.

James popped the question this month shortly after his stint on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last year.

The Vamps was one of eleven celebs on 2018's show, which was won by football manager Harry Redknapp.

And it was Harry who helped James out with the proposal, it's been revealed.

In an interview with HELLO Magazine, James told how he got down on one knee over New Year's Day as he and Kirstie enjoyed a getaway to the Lake District.

She told the publication: "At first I said, 'what are you doing?' I thought he was holding a sock because he had the ring box at an odd angle.

"I kept saying, 'are you joking?' And he hadn't actually asked me to marry him because he was crying."

James admitted: "I was crying. She said, 'aren't you going to ask me then?' So I did."

James explained how he and Harry had met up to help pick a ring for Kirstie together.

He said: "By the time Harry arrived I had already chosen the ring; as soon as I saw it I knew it was the one. And Harry loved it too."

Read the full story in HELLO!, out on Monday 14 January

Other celebs on the I'm A Celebrity cast in 2018 included TV presenter Nick Knowles, actor and entertainer John Barrowman MBE and Hollyoaks star Malique Thompson-Dwyer.

Joining them were actor Rita Simons, TV’s ‘The Governess’ Anne Hegerty, comedy actor Emily Atack, Corrie star Sair Khan, broadcaster Noel Edmonds and singer Fleur East.

I'm A Celebrity airs on ITV.

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