X Factor star Cher Lloyd has said she hopes to wed 'as soon as possible after confirming her engagement to boyfriend Craig Monk.
The pair sparked rumours earlier this year that they had got engaged, but Cher kept quiet about the speculation, until today.
The singer, currently taking part in her own headlining tour, revealed that she and boyfriend of 12 months Craig were desperate to tie the knot.
“I’m engaged and want to get married as soon as possible. I can’t wait," she said. "People might think I am too young because I’m 18 but they can say what they want.
“I am from a gypsy background and you are meant to get married at 18."
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the teenager went on: “I love Craig and he makes me happy. I know I am going to spend the rest of my life with him.
“I have been through a lot over the past few years and I deserve to have some happiness.”
Recalling the moment Craig proposed, Cher added to the tabloid: “He asked me on my birthday. I’m not going to say how he did it but it was very romantic.”
But the singer insisted that her big day wouldn't be like anything from Channel 4 hit Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.
“It will not be anything like that. It will be a far more traditional affair with a nice, white dress," she said.