First Dates couple Elan and Cindy engaged after meeting on show

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  • 12:52, 10 MAY 2019

First Dates stars Elan Cohen and Cindy Thompson have announced they're engaged.

The couple, who met on the popular Channel 4 dating show in 2017, revealed they're "on cloud nine" as they informed fans of the news.

In a video shared on the programme's social media, they cuddled up closely and said: "Hey guys, we've got some exciting news for you… we're engaged.

"We're absolutely on cloud nine, thank you First Dates".

The pair were quickly congratulated by the First Dates crew, including Fred Sirieix, who cheered: "Congratulations guys, well done."

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

Elan had only just come out of a long term relationship when he met Cindy,  but the couple were instantly attracted to each other when they met on the show.

On the date, an emotional Cindy opened up about her mother Angela's cancer battle, and the candid conversation formed a bond between them right away.

The pair met up in Manchester the weekend after their first date, and their romance continued to blossom thereafter.

While, tragically, Cindy's mother has now passed away, she revealed that she died happy after seeing her find love with Elan.

"Her very last words were to Elan when she said, "Don't let me down". He held her hand and told her he wouldn't," Cindy told Mail Online.

"I think she knew that he'd always be there for me."

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