TV presenter Alex Beresford has announced he is engaged to girlfriend Imogen McKay after proposing to her on New Year’s Day while on holiday in Mallorca.
British weatherman Good Morning, 41, and McKay, 29, have been a couple since August 2020 after a mutual friend put them on a blind date.
Beresford said hello! Magazine: “I’ve been single for a while and I was ready for a new relationship. But I was adamant that I didn’t want to try a dating site.
“I’m at that age where before social media you met a girl, took her phone number and called to invite her.”
He explained that he asked a friend if she knew anyone he would get along with, to which she replied, “Yes, but she’s way too good for you.”
The presenter said he laughed along and told her, “She’s the one I want!”
Reflecting on the start of their relationship, he said, “We hit it off from the start.
“We spoke every day about our shared values and goals and our love for our families. We were always on the same page.”
McKay grew up in Australia and works in e-commerce for a top London restaurant.
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She revealed that she had never seen Beresford on TV before meeting him and refrained from seeing him beforehand as she wanted to find out what he was like for herself.
Recalling their first date in Bristol, where Beresford lives, she said: “When we met it felt like we’d known each other forever. Holding hands and laughing together was just a matter of course.”
The pair have since had a long-distance relationship, spanning between Bristol and London prior to their engagement.
Beresford described the “amazing moment” when he popped the question to McKay as they walked along Majorica Beach.
He said: “The weather was sunny and warm and the sea was crystal clear. “This is it,” I thought.
“Imogen doesn’t take photos, but when I talked her into posing for a photo overlooking the sea, I knelt down to take the engagement ring I had hidden in my backpack.
“When she turned around I was on one knee and I asked her the biggest question of my life – and she said yes. It was an incredible moment.”
The couple plan to return to Mallorca in September for their wedding, which will have around 100 guests to help them celebrate their big day.
Beresford’s 12-year-old son, Cruz, from his previous marriage to Natalia Natkaniec, will serve as ring bearer and best man.
Read the full article in Hello! Magazine out now.
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