Sir Ben Ainslie announces his engagement on Twitter

by Olympic Gold winner Sir Ben Ainslie has revealed over Twitter he is engaged to his partner Georgie Thompson.

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

Sir Ben and Georgie, who is a sports presenter for Fox and BBC, first met in 2013 and went public with their romance in New York City.

Georgie also tweeted their news on Twitter, adding a joke about Ben's career: "This just in… @AinslieBen and I are getting married! Couldn't be happier. Suspect the honeymoon may involve a boat..:)"

"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." Georgie told the Daily Mail in 2013.

"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."