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Great British Bake Off winner David Atherton engaged to boyfriend Nik: 'We put a ring on it!'

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2020-10-07

Great British Bake Off winner David Atherton has announced that he is engaged to boyfriend Nik.

Confirming the news in an Instagram post tagged in Bulgaria, the star said: "We put a ring on it (it doesn’t fit, but I measured my own finger badly with a tape measure....not to be advised).

"I’m not sure I actually asked the question because I was basically crying so much. I didn’t have a plan B so I’m glad he said yes.

 
 
 
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We put a ring on it 💍👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏻😍(it doesn’t fit, but I measured my own finger badly with a tape measure....not to be advised) 😂 I’m not sure I actually asked the question because I was basically crying so much. I didn’t have a plan B so I’m glad he said yes. The smiles on our faces say it all, AND Nik is speechless as he says he’s still processing (the first time ever I’m one step ahead of this guy😳). This moment is especially special because it seems so surreal. Growing up both Nik and I didn’t think we’d ever be able to legally and publicly celebrate our commitment❤️. We need to keep fighting for all those living in places where this isn’t possible or where there is hostility. Love wins ❤️ Clandestine design team: @r.beni.r and @veilaanne 😚 #ilovethisguy #hesaidyes💍

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"The smiles on our faces say it all, AND Nik is speechless as he says he’s still processing (the first time ever I’m one step ahead of this guy).

"This moment is especially special because it seems so surreal. Growing up both Nik and I didn’t think we’d ever be able to legally and publicly celebrate our commitment.

 

 
 
 
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"We need to keep fighting for all those living in places where this isn’t possible or where there is hostility. Love wins." 

Congratulations both!

"Nik’s the first partner who I’ve introduced my family"

Last year, the TV star said in an interview with Attitude: “I came out when I was 29. My family is quite religious, and Nik was brought up in Bulgaria, which is a very homophobic country.

"Growing up as queer in that environment was not easy. 

"The show made us look so comfortable together but Nik’s the first partner who I’ve introduced my family."