Big Brother 2011 contestants Jay McKray and Louise Cliffe have tied the knot less than a year after they first met in the series house.

The pair, who got engaged in November just three weeks after leaving the house, married in a ceremony at a Durham registry office, which saw fitness instructor Jay in a dark blue suit and model Louise looking stunning in a strapless white gown.

And they set up a website for their wedding, to allow fans to follow their special day.

“Louise and Jay wanted to offer a special thank you to their superb fans who have given them such great support since their love blossomed in the public eye live on Big Brother 2011,” said a spokeswoman for the couple.

“They decided the best way to do this would be invite all of their fans to the wedding via a live feed of pictures, showing them up close and personal, along with their friends and family.”

Both Jay and Louise made the final of Big Brother 2011, which saw her finish in fourth place and him finish second.

They are not the first couple to meet in the Big Brother house and later marry.

Big Brother 3 contestants Lee Davey and Sophie Pritchard married in 2003 and had a son, Max, before splitting three years later, while Mikey Dalton and Grace Adams-Short from Big Brother 7 married in 2009, and now have a five-month-old daughter.