Tom Parker announces engagement to Kelsey Hardwick in HELLO! exclusive

Gemma Strong

In an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine, The Jump finalist Tom Parker has announced his engagement to long-term love Kelsey Hardwick. "I feel like the happiest man in the world," said the 27-year-old former The Wanted star, who went down on one knee in a carefully orchestrated proposal that took three months to plan.

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He revealed: "There was a trail of rose petals leading to the TV, where I'd set up a montage of all our pictures from the day we met until now, with a song playing in the background that our friend wrote especially for us. I was crying my eyes out at this point."

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Tom Parker has announced his engagement to Kelsey Hardwick

"Then at the end it said 'Here's to the next chapter, turn around' and when she turned around I was down on one knee. I literally could not get my words out, I was so overcome with emotion," he added.

There's no date set for the wedding yet, but the Beckhams will be on the guest list. "I love David, Victoria and the kids," said Tom, who hit it off with the famous family after The Wanted were invited to perform at Romeo's tenth birthday party in LA. He also plans to invite former label mate Justin Bieber.

Referring to his ex-bandmates Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes, Tom said: "I'd love the boys to be ushers."

He adds that Strictly Come Dancing champion Jay could even help choreograph their first dance. "That's a great idea!" enthused Tom. "He was always the best dancer in the band."

Pop star Pixie Lott, one of Kelsey's best friends who was actually there the night that the newly-engaged couple first met, will also be invited. "I'm dying to tell her we're engaged, she'll be so happy!" said Kelsey.

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