After four years of engagement, Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard are finally ready to say "I do". The couple are reportedly set to tie the knot in just ten days' time, with a romantic pre-Christmas ceremony at The Arts Club in London.
The star-studded guest list is set to include Frank's former England teammates John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney as well as his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Meanwhile Christine is thought to have invited Susanna Reid and her former Dancing on Ice co-host Philip Schofield to the celebrations.
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Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard are set to tie the knot next week
A source told The Sun that it will be an "intimate affair" and they want to keep their big day as private as possible.
"Christine and Frank have had the date set for a while but have been trying to keep it under wraps," the source said. "They want it to be an intimate affair and have only invited close friends and family."
The couple have also reportedly invited a very special entertainer to perform – Ed Sheeran. The Thinking Out Loud singer, who also performed at Ronan and Storm Keating's wedding in July, is said to be trying to rearrange his schedule so he can make the couple's reception.
Ed Sheeran has been asked to perform at the couple's wedding reception
"Ed is keen but already has something in the diary that day, so he is trying to move things around in order to make it," the source said.
Christine and Frank have been dating since 2009 and got engaged in 2011. After a long engagement the footballer admitted he was "very ready" to tie the knot earlier this year. The father-of-two has made no secret of his love for Christine, previously describing her as his "best friend" in an interview with Red magazine.
"People say opposites attract," Frank said. "But when you live together, you need to be harmonious, and she's my best friend. She's made me content. That sounds soppy but I've been very happy since I've been with her."