TV presenters Huq and Brooker to marry

TV PRESENTER Konnie Huq has become engaged to Screenwipe host and writer Charlie Brooker.

The former Blue Peter host, who is filming for ITV2's The Xtra Factor, has been secretly dating Brooker for several months. The relationship is said to have blossomed since she appeared on his Screenwipe series on digital channel BBC4 last year.

Cambridge-educated Huq dated Radio 5 Live presenter Richard Bacon for many years. Huq's spokeswoman said yesterday: "I can confirm they are engaged."

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Brooker also hosts the Channel 4 series You Have Been Watching and wrote the station's zombie spoof Dead Set, broadcast in 2008.

Earlier this year Huq dropped a less than subtle hint about her relationship during an interview, when she revealed she was dating a TV screenwriter called "Charlie".