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Stephen Fry Weds Partner Elliott Spencer In Surprise Ceremony

17/01/2015 18:25 GMT | Updated 17/01/2015 18:59 GMT

Stephen Fry has married his partner Elliott Spencer, he revealed this afternoon

The 57-year-old QI host posted a picture for his 8.5 million Twitter followers this afternoon, showing him and the 27-year-old signing a marriage register.

With the picture the actor and television presenter tweeted: "Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing."

The wedding comes 11 days after it was revealed that the couple planned to marry.

Fry gave formal notice to wed at a register office in Dereham, Norfolk, near where he grew up.

According to documents on display in Norwich, the wedding was due to take place in the Breckland Business Centre, which houses the register office.

On the paperwork, Fry gave his occupation as "actor" while Mr Spencer was listed as a writer. Both said they were currently living in Norfolk.

After the nuptials plan was revealed, Fry tweeted that he had hoped for a private wedding, adding: "Fat chance."

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Fry's former comedy partner, House star Hugh Laurie, later tweeted his congratulations.

He wrote: "Bloody hell it's happened! @ElliottGSpencer has made an honest man of m'col. Love and happiness to all!!"