How love blossomed

Kelly Brook and David McIntosh on another recent holiday holiday in Miami
Kelly Brook and David McIntosh on another recent holiday holiday in Miami

KELLY Brook and David McIntosh had kept details of their engagement wrapped up, until now.

The couple spoke to Hello! whilst on holiday in Jamaica about how Ashton-born David popped the question.

David, 28, said: “I made up my mind I was going to propose weeks before I did it.

“We’d planned to go away for a short break to Dubai, but then something came up with Kelly’s work and we couldn’t go.”

Not wanting to wait, the former Gladiators star did it at his Manchester home.

Kelly said: “I walked into his house and it was so tidy, alarm bells were ringing straight away.

“There were flowers and candles - looking back I should have guessed.

“I turned around and he was down on the floor saying all these lovely things.”

David added: “I was so nervous - more nervous than I had ever been in my whole life.”

He found the ring he had hidden under some furniture, knelt down and popped the question. They then spent the weekend visiting David’s family in New Springs.

Kelly said: “Everyone was so gorgeous to me and they bought us cards and balloons. It was really heartfelt and special - no grand gestures - everything I would have always wanted my marriage proposal to be.”

She added that her mum was a bit cautious, especially as she had experience heartache in the past.

David also cleared up rumours that Kelly had to buy her own ring, as a jeweller friend helped him pick the perfect design.

The pair also opened up about why they are attracted to each other when they met each other at Kelly’s bar Steam and Rye.

David said: “Kelly has this incredible vibe about her - she is so warm and welcoming.

“We exchanged numbers and she came round to our mutual friends’ place. I definitely knew then this was someone I wanted to get to know better. Within days I was thinking this was someone I could marry.”

They now plan to get wed in Italy, at a venue Kelly discovered on a last minute weekend away before she met David.

Meanwhile David has been busy - he has a starring role in the promo for Jennifer Hudson’s single Walk It Off. He has also been giving advice to pal Kieran Hayler, who cheated on wife, model Katie Price. The pair met whilst filming a promo for Big Brother in 2011.