Kian Egan and Jodi AlbertWestlife star Kian Egan has proposed to girlfriend former Hollyoaks star Jodi Albert after doing exactly what he said he wouldn’t do.

In early December, Kian explained that he couldn’t follow in bandmate Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan’s footsteps by popping the question on Christmas day because he had “different plans” - then did exactly that.

A source close to the couple told the Mirror that his comment was just a diversionary tactic: “He didn’t want to give any clues as to when he’d propose and it was a complete bolt out of the blue for Jodi. They’re so happy.”

Kian added: “I’m over the moon that Jodi said yes and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with her.”