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Friday 23rd August 2019

First Dates couple Elan Cohen and Cindy Thompson announce engagement

They met on the show two years ago

First Dates couple Elan Cohen and Cindy Thompson have announced they're engaged after meeting on the show.

The pair, who met on the Channel 4 dating show in 2017, shared the news with fans in a video posted to the programme's Twitter page.

In the video, Elan said: "Some exciting news for you..."

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Cindy then holds up her hand to show off her engagement ring as she said: "We're engaged! We are absolutely on cloud nine."

The couple then said: "Thank you First Dates."

The sweet clip included messages of congraulations from the cast of the show - including host Fred Sirieix.

He said: "Congratulations guys, well done."

The couple met on the show in 2017 (Credit: Instagram)

Barman Merlin Griffiths added: "How you doing man? Congratulations on your engagement. Bloody fantastic news!"

Fans were also quick to offer their congratulations to the couple.

One person said: "I remember them!! Both dressed in khaki and both gorgeous. Congratulations!"

We're engaged! We're are absolutely on cloud nine

Another wrote: "Love a good dating story, many congratulations," while a third gushed: "Yay!! Love this so much!"

The couple's episode left many viewers in tears when Cindy revealed she was preparing to spend Christmas without her beloved mum, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The couple hit it off on their first date (Credit: Channel 4)

Her mum passed away a few months later and Elan was there to support her.

On Thursday, Elan shared a string of photos of himself and Cindy after he popped the question.

Other images showed the couple's romantic getaway to Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, which is where Elan appeared to get down on one knee.

He wrote: "Happy Birthday to my stunning fiancé @northern_cindy! When we first walked into that restaurant, little did we know what the future had in store for us!

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"Cindy, it didn’t take me long to realise that you were the one for me and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.

"You are the strongest person I know and I love you so much. Here’s to the future Mr & Mrs Cohen."

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