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BBC’s Emma Vardy inundated with well-wishes following engagement to partner Aaron Adams

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Emma Vardy

Emma Vardy

BBC’s Ireland Correspondent Emma Vardy has been inundated with congratulatory messages after announcing her engagement to partner Aaron Adams.

The 40-year-old Southampton native took to Twitter on Sunday to share the happy news with her 48,000 followers.

Posting a snap from atop Cave Hill in Belfast, Ms Vardy showed off her new sparking engagement ring with a glorious sunset background perfectly capturing the moment.

Among those sending their best wishes to the newly engaged couple included DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson who said: “Congratulations, delighted for both of you.”

His predecessor Arlene Foster also sent her congratulations, alongside Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State Brandon Lewis.

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Television broadcaster and journalist Piers Morgan wished the couple well, alongside plenty of other well-know faces in journalism and broadcasting.

The former BBC South Home Affairs Correspondent and Daily Politics Programme regular was working as a political journalist in Westminster when the Ireland job came up in 2018.

Ms Vardy met 35-year-old partner Aaron on April 1, 2019, who works as an analyst for Translink.

She previously told the Belfast Telegraph the couple met while playing mixed five-a-side football.

"I actually used to be more of a rugby player but now I play football a lot," she said.

"Aaron and I didn't really do conventional dates at first. We went to the gym together. Our second date was a kick-about at the park! In the five-a-sides he'd set me up to score goals so that probably clinched it. Our first 'real' date was April Fool's Day 2019."


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