Alex Jones and Charlie Thompson celebrated their recent engagement on Wednesday night. The One Show presenter and her fiancé were spotted leaving trendy steak restaurant STK on the Strand, where they had reportedly been dining with some of Alex's BBC colleagues. Bride-to-be Alex, 37, wrapped up against the cold in a grey coat with a fur-lined hood, while Charlie wore a black coat and a purple scarf over his blue pinstripe suit.
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Charlie shyly hid behind fiancée Alex as the pair left the restaurant
The couple's celebratory evening out came almost a week after the exciting news of their engagement was announced. Alex's One Show co-host Chris Evans nearly let the cat out of the bag earlier in the day when he hinted that Alex had "some news" to announce. "Tonight on The One Show there will be some huge news of Alex Jones," Chris said during his BBC Radio Two breakfast show. "And all I'm saying it's huge news for a girl, huge news for a boy, it's huge news, but for a girl it's probably the second most exciting thing that could happen to a girl. It's happening to Alex. "It's not in the script but she has asked us to talk about it tonight," he added. "So it's the easiest way of announcing it – I mean we are half way there as it is I suppose."
Alex revealed her engagement on The One Show
Sure enough, an excited Alex revealed on the show that she and Charlie are set to wed. The Wales-born presenter also proudly showed off her glittering new engagement ring. Alex has been dating insurance broker Charlie for three years, although their relationship initially came with the uncertainty of whether New Zealand-born Charlie would return to his native country. "The problem is he's from New Zealand and had been living in the UK," said Alex before getting engaged. "But [he] was planning to go back home when we met. It's still an unresolved issue as to whether he will stay permanently. "It's a big thing to ask him to give up his family and home for good," she added. "Obviously, we have a mortgage together now, which is a big commitment, but the issue of New Zealand is still there."