08/10/2014 12:35 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Georgie Thompson And Sir Ben Ainslie Engaged!

Georgie Thompson and Sir Ben Ainslie have announced happy news - they're engaged!

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LEEDS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Sailor Ben Ainslie and Georgie Thompson attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards at First Direct Arena on December 15, 2013 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The Sky Sports presenter and the Olympic gold winning sailing champion both took to Twitter to share their exciting news.

Ben wrote: "Picture says it all. So happy to be engaged to the loveliest woman in the World. Biggles is pretty excited too!"

And Georgie tweeted: "This just in... @AinslieBen and I are getting married! Couldn't be happier. Suspect the honeymoon may involve a boat..:)"

The couple first started dating in April 2013 but rumours only started swirling in October 2013 after they were spotted kissing on a trip to New York.

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In an interview with the Daily Mail, Georgie, who dated Declan Donnelly for two years, explained how friendship turned to love: "We met through friends at an event and I don't really know how to describe it. It was a bit of a thunderbolt moment but a thunderbolt that took years before it became anything real.

"We were in different places, but then in April the stars aligned and it made sense to be together and we haven't looked back since. It's very special... he makes me very happy."

According to the West Briton, the relationship is sometimes a long distance one, with Sir Ben working in San Francisco and Georgie in New York.

In this case, absence obviously makes the heart grow fonder. Congratulations!

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