X Factor couple announce engagement
Published 12/07/2015 | 13:06
An X Factor wedding looks set to happen after a couple who found love on the show have got engaged.
Chloe-Jasmine Whichello and Stevi Ritchie met when they were contestants on the ITV talent show last year.
The blonde singer said she had "no idea" Ritchie was going to propose and said when he got down on one knee she did not understand at first.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, she said: "He pulled this box out of the bag he'd given me and said, 'Babe, will you marry me?'
"I was shocked, I couldn't believe he wanted to marry me."
Whichello said she sent a message to her X Factor mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to thank her for "bringing this amazing person" into her life.
"She texted back saying congratulations, and she was so happy for us both," she told the newspaper, adding that she would invite the X Factor judge to the wedding if she wanted to come.
"And I think Stevi should have Simon Cowell as his best man," she said.
Ritchie said he "can't wait" to get married, adding: "I said on X Factor that I was looking for love, but I never thought it would be with a posh bird called Chloe-Jasmine.
"I think the world of her."