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Ben Haenow is engaged

Ben Haenow is engaged

Ben Haenow has got engaged.

The 32-year-old singer - who shot to fame after winning 'The X Factor' in 2014 - shared a picture on Instagram of himself and long-term partner Jessica Jones holding hands, with his bride-to-be's stunning diamond ring clearly on display.

He didn't add a caption to the picture, but it seemed he didn't need to as his fans understood the significance of the photo and flooded his page with messages of congratulations.

One wrote: "Congratulations @benhaenow remember me & my hubby were talking to you on the sunborn in Gibraltar back in May & you said you were going to propose this year (sic)."

Ben - who was dropped from Simon Cowell's Syco label earlier this year - previously admitted it was "tough" trying to keep Jessica happy while focusing on his career.

Discussing one of his tracks, 'All Yours', he said: "[The song] in some respects [is about] when you do neglect the other person but not through any malice.

"If the shoe was on the other foot, if Jess was off doing her thing, it's tough, you [wouldn't] know how to think."

The couple have been together for over eight years and Jessica has been waiting a long time for Ben to pop the question as he admitted shortly after winning 'The X Factor' he was planning to propose in 2015.

He admitted: "Yeah I'm going to [propose]. I don't want to give too much away... but it's definitely going to happen in the New Year, there's a lot of crazy stuff happening at the moment so we'll just have to see where it leads."

However, Jessica revealed she doesn't want him to feel he has to propose to her just because of media attention, and knows he will only pop the question when it's right for the both of them.

She explained: "I don't want Ben to feel pressured by anything or anyone about proposing.

"But when the time is right it will happen, and when it does, I'd like it to be private and nothing too glitzy."