Strictly Come Dancing star and Olympic champion Greg Rutherford is engaged to partner Susie Verrill

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Congratulations are in order for Greg Rutherford, as he is now engaged to his other half Susie Verrill.

The British record-holding Olympic athlete and former Strictly Come Dancing star revealed the news on his Instagram, where he posted a photo of his long-term partner Susie flashing a ring in the desert.

He wrote: “Came to Phoenix, got myself a fiancé. @susiejverrill said YES!”

Stars including Nadine Coyle, Ore Oduba, Neil Jones, Laura Whitmore, Danny Mac, Rebecca Adlington and more posted their congratulations on the post.

“Congrats my brother… amazing amazing news!!!! Solid location too! So happy for you buddy!!!!!!!!” wrote Ore, who was part of the Strictly class of 2016 with Greg.

Susie also posted the same photo, and humorously captioned it: “Finger down, best hike I’ve ever been on.”

The pair, who have been holidaying in Arizona for a few weeks now, first met in 2012 – the same year when Greg won gold in the long jump at the London 2012 Olympics.

Their first son Milo was born in 2014, and their second son Rex was born in 2o17.

Related: Greg Rutherford almost quit his series of Strictly before it even started

The couple recently appeared on Comedy Central UK’s Your Face or Mine, where their relationship was put through its paces by Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan and a host of really awkward questions. If they can survive that, we think they are going to have a great marriage.


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