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Binky Felstead shares dream of being engaged to boyfriend Max Fredrik Darnton

The couple have been dating for 18 months

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In an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine, Binky Felstead has revealed she is hoping an engagement could soon be on the cards.

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The former Made in Chelsea star, mother to three-year-old daughter India, says of the prospect of marrying her beau of 18 months, Max Fredrik Darnton: "I wouldn't be with him if that wasn't in the plan. I've always wanted to get married, but I never minded when. I've never been one of those girls who have their picture-perfect wedding in their head and know what ring they want, but it would be nice to have that one day."

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She says that lockdown has brought them closer together but that their relationship was strong from the beginning, telling HELLO!: "I knew he was special soon after I met him. We just got on really well and we laughed the whole time. He was very open and honest from the beginning.

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Binky poses in her gorgeous new house

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"Obviously, with me having India, I was very wary and he wanted to let me know that he wasn't just going to turn around and go. He was committed. I guess when you know, you know, don't you?"

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Binky has spent lockdown renovating her London home

As she unveils the complete renovation of their south-west London house in HELLO!, Binky - who has overseen most of the work - says, "Max learnt to stay out of the way! He loves what we've done, thank goodness, but I think it's best that he did his thing and I did my thing. We had designers working with us so it's not like he's left me on my own to it."

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The former reality TV star is mum to India

And she added that the couple would next like to get their own place in the country.

"We have a five-year plan where we'd love to get a place in the country," Binky says. "We want to get a big house where friends can come and stay at weekends and I want that big open-plan kitchen with an Aga with ducks and chickens running around – a bit like The Darling Buds of May."

Read the full interview in HELLO! magazine out on Monday.

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