Katherine Jenkins to marry Gethin Jones

Opera star Katherine Jenkins is set to tie the knot with her TV presenter boyfriend Gethin Jones after he reportedly popped the question.

According to the Mail on Sunday the couple – who met when Gethin was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 – plan to marry in their native Wales next year.

And the 30-year-old mezzo-soprano is said to be “over the moon” at her engagement.

“Gethin proposed last month, it was a wonderful start to the year for both of them,” a source close to the couple told the paper.

“Katherine is so happy and can’t wait to start planning her wedding which will be next year. They both have busy schedules and Katherine is touring a lot this year, but they will start planning soon.”

“They are both very happy and in love and their family and friends are equally delighted for them. They are such a well-suited couple – a perfect match.”

Gethin finished third in the 2007 series of Strictly Come Dancing, and met Katherine after she made a guest appearance on the show.

She recently starred in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special, and was also a panellist on last year’s Popstar To Operastar.