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BREAKING 'Great British Bake Off' 2019 Winner David Atherton Is Engaged

BREAKING 'Great British Bake Off' 2019 Winner David Atherton Is Engaged

Congratulations to Great British Bake Off winner David Atherton who is engaged to boyfriend Nik!

David, 37 - who won Bake Off last year - proposed during a trip to Bulgaria and announced the news on Instagram.


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"We put a ring on it (it doesn't fit, but I measured my own finger badly with a tape measure....not to be advised)," he wrote.

"I'm not sure I actually asked the question because I was basically crying so much. I didn't have a plan B so I'm glad he said yes.

"The smiles on our faces say it all, AND Nik is speechless as he says he's still processing (the first time ever I'm one step ahead of this guy).

"This moment is especially special because it seems so surreal. Growing up both Nik and I didn't think we'd ever be able to legally and publicly celebrate our commitment.

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David won 'Bake Off' last year (Credit: Channel 4)
David won 'Bake Off' last year (Credit: Channel 4)

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The couple have been together for three years and earlier this year, David posted a touching tribute to Nik on their third anniversary of meeting.

David said that up until meeting Nik, he hadn't introduced a boyfriend to his family, explaining: "3 years ago today I met this guy and he taught me to love myself.

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"Up until this point at the age of 34 I'd never introduced a boyfriend to my family, I still felt uncomfortable with any kind of physical intimacy in public, and still felt shame from being told repeatedly that LGBTQI+ people should not live openly and free.

"Today, in pride month attacks on the trans community is reaching fever pitch and this is not ok. Today I'm celebrating love, proud to be queer, and continuing the fight for rights."

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Congrats guys - this is the best news!

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Great British Bake Off

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Lucy Devine

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