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Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard to wed in lavish pre-Christmas ceremony in London

Published 10/12/2015 | 08:02

Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley
Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard attends the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley attend 'A Night Of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards' at the Imperial War Museum on December 15, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Frank Lampard with partner Christine Bleakley and his daughters Isla and Luna (right) as he holds his Officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, after it was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge, at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London

TV presenter Christine Bleakley and footballer Frank Lampard will wed in London on December 20.

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After initial reports of the possibility of an Irish wedding, the Co Down native is set to exchange vows in a no expense spared bash at The Arts Club, finally ending their four year engagement.

The ceremony is expected to attract a host of stars including John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Their lavish service might be one of the biggest celebrity weddings of the year, but they have shunned any big money magazine deals, instead preferring to keep their big day between their closest family and friends.

Frank Lampard with partner Christine Bleakley and his daughters Isla and Luna (right) as he holds his Officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, after it was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge, at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London
Frank Lampard with partner Christine Bleakley and his daughters Isla and Luna (right) as he holds his Officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, after it was presented to him by the Duke of Cambridge, at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London

"Christine and Frank have had the date set for awhile, but have been trying to keep it under wraps," an insider told The Sun.

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"They want it to be an intimate affair and have only invited close friends and family They haven't signed a big magazine deal like a lot of stars do because it's not their style."

It's also reported that Ed Sheeran is being lined up to perform at the wedding and the Thinking Out Loud singer is "trying to move things" in order to facilitate a performance.

Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard attends the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard attends the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena on January 26, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The couple previously looked at venues on Irish soil including the Solis Lough Eske Castle in the Bluestack Mountains and the Sandhouse Hotel in Rosslowagh.

Christine has been dating footballer Frank since 2009.

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