e5e048e94cd0eeb42d46e31ee6ba6Konnie Huq is to tie the knot with Screenwipe host and writer Charlie Brooker, it has been confirmed.

The former Blue Peter host, who has landed the job of hosting ITV2’s The Xtra Factor, has been secretly dating Charlie for several months.

Her spokeswoman said: “I can confirm they are engaged.”

The relationship is said to have blossomed since she appeared on his Screenwipe series on BBC Four last year.

Cambridge-educated Konnie dated Radio 5 Live presenter Richard Bacon for many years.

Charlie hosts Channel 4 series You Have Been Watching and wrote the station’s zombie spoof Dead Set, broadcast in 2008.

Earlier this year Konnie dropped a less than subtle hint about her relationship during an interview, when she revealed she was dating a TV screenwriter called Charlie.

“He’s definitely a keeper and I’m very happy,” she said. “Is he ‘the one?’ Yes, but then I say that about everyone I date. Two weeks later, I’ve changed my mind.

“I do want to get married and have at least three babies, but I know I need to get a move on. While I was in Blue Peter my life was on hold and suddenly I’m in my 30s. But I will get married. To Charlie? Maybe. We mustn’t jinx things though,” she added.