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Andrea McLean gets engaged during selfie snap

Andrea McLean gets engaged during selfie snap

Andrea McLean has got engaged - and her fiancé took a selfie as he proposed to her.

The 47-year-old 'Loose Women' star has announced that she and her partner Nick Feeney are to wed after her beau popped the question during a romantic getaway to Paris, France, last week and he was determined to capture the moment on camera.

Speaking about her exciting news to her fellow 'Loose Women' panellists on the show on Thursday (03.08.17), the brunette beauty said: "I'm engaged! It actually happened last week. You know we went on this driving holiday, and I've got a little soft spot car and we were desperate to drive in the sunshine. But it was raining, I was a tiny bit menopausal, a little bit ratty, and a bit grumpy. And then we got to Paris. When we first met you know that padlock bridge, well I made up this jokey padlock when we first got together, and we went back to see the padlock, but they took them all off ... and the bridge is now a glass balustrade. And I'm thinking, 'He has got to do something really nice to make up for this.' He said, 'It's our bridge lets reclaim it, come on, let's take a selfie. He got the phone out and then got the ring and said, 'Will you marry me?' Then went click [and took the photo]."

And Andrea - who has daughter Amy and son Finlay from previous relationships - has revealed she was left in utter shock by the question and spent "five minutes" questioning her lover about wanting her hand in marriage.

When asked about her reaction, she shared: "[ I said] 'What?' It took about five minutes because there was no clue."

And Andrea was even more surprised because neither her or Nick had planned to take their relationship to the next step.

She said: "We kind of mentioned it but it was not on the cards at all."

Andrea is over the moon about the engagement, and feels she now knows what true love is "supposed to feel like".

Andrea - who split from her first husband Nick Green in 2005 after five years of marriage and 17 years together, and tied the knot with 'Our House' presenter Steve Toms in August 2009 before separating from him in December 2011 - said: "All I can say is, now I know that this is what it is supposed to feel like. I can honestly say this is what it's supposed to feel like, I get it now. When we first met we were not looking for this at all, we were both in quite a bad place. When he met me he said, 'You were grey and now you're in colour now.' "

But the couple were forced to keep the news a secret because they wanted to tell their children first, but they were on their own vacation.

She explained: "But we didn't say anything. The kids needed to know before anybody else, my kids were away on holiday so we waited for them to get back. We told them around the breakfast table. The kids really wanted this to happen, we were all together, we were waiting for everyone to talk about their holiday, and then they asked about our holiday and Nick pulled out the ring and said, 'This happened.' They were screaming, and the youngest two were running around screaming, 'We're sisters!' "