Louis Smith whisks girlfriend Lucy Mecklenburgh off to New York

MIRIAM FOLEY

It looks like Louis Smith has pulled out all the stops and treated his love Lucy Mecklenburgh to a trip to New York. The former TOWIE star told fans they were on their way to the Big Apple on Monday morning when she posted snaps of herself on an airport escalator and then on an aeroplane with her other half. "Off to New York!! Laterssssss," the brunette beauty captioned the photos, showing her excitement with emoticons of clapping hands.

Olympic gymnast Louis, meanwhile, took a selfie of the pair aboard the plane with a message to his beloved suggesting the trip is a combined birthday and Christmas present: "Off to New York with @lucy_meck . Travelling in style with @British_Airways happy birthday and merry xmas chica x."

Lucky Lucy, who turned 24 on 24 August, not only gets to see New York City in all its festive glory, but to visit Dubai too. There, the lovebirds stayed at the luxurious five-star Grosvenor House Hotel. "Had a lovely stay at @GrosvenorHouse Dubai missing it already!!! NY tomorrow though!!," she wrote on Monday while getting ready for the next stop on their travel itinerary.

PackingforNew York eekk!! Thinking of doinga stylediaryof allmyNYC looks .. Whatdo u think!?? 🎄🗽⛸💃🏽 pic.twitter.com/vVxNMIJnbX

— Lucy Mecklenburgh(@lucy_meck) December14, 2015

While packing, the fitness fan showed off her sartorial prowess with a picture of her holiday wardrobe. Two pairs of brogues, a pair of ankle boots, several bags, and several tops were among her fashion choices, as well as some fur for the chilly weather.

Lucy and Louis, 26, met while the duo starred on the BBC gymnastics show Tumble last year, and romance has been firmly on the agenda ever since.

The sportsman's grand gesture comes shortly after the couple's one-year anniversary, which they celebrated by reminiscing over how their relationship began. The loved-up pair recreated their first date, which saw them tuck into a homemade roast dinner before decorating their Christmas tree.

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