X Factor winner Ben Haenow engaged to long-time girlfriend Jessica Jones

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X Factor winner Ben Haenow is engaged!

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Ben Haenow

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The 'Something I Need singer' announced via a beautiful Instagram picture that he's popped the question to dance teacher Jessica Jones, his girlfriend of eight years.


Ben added no caption to his photo, letting the actual picture do all the talking: his hand can be seen holding Jessica's hand, which has a sparkling diamond ring on its engagement finger.

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Fans have been waiting for an engagement for some time: back in 2014, when Ben was competing on X Factor, he told OK! magazine that a proposal was on the cards.

"It's something that's going to be organic rather than: "If I get to this stage in the competition, I'm going to propose,'" he said.

"Without wanting to give too much away, I would like to do it soon."

Ben Haenow performing the winner's song 'Something I Need' after he was named the winner of The X Factor 2014 on the final of 'The X Factor'. Shown on ITV1 HD.

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Ben performing his winner's single on X Factor 2014.

And, of course, during his very first audition for X Factor he had Jess looking a bit shocked when he merrily told the judges: "I've got a long-term girlfriend. We're looking to get married sometime soon."

Ben told Reveal afterwards: "I've been with my girlfriend Jessica for six years and we're going strong. At the arena auditions, I said we going to get married and I may pop the question if I win, but I'd never do it live on air - that's a bit cringe for me! "

After winning X Factor, Ben joked to Good Morning Britain that Jessica was very eager to get married, laughing: "My missus has practically cut her finger off and left it round the house!"

Ben was then encouraged to pop the question there and then, so he cheekily turned to the camera and said: "Jess, will you... put the coffee on."

Oh Ben!

Congrats to Ben and Jessica!



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