Gogglebox Ireland's Dawn and Dale announce their engagement

The couple, who have appeared on Gogglebox Ireland since 2017, have been together for eight years.

Gogglebox Ireland Dawn and Dale

The Gogglebox Ireland family will have to dust off their good hats and get ready for a big day out as Dawn and Dale announce their engagement. On a recent trip to Connemara, Goggleboxer Dawn popped the big question to Dale while the couple were out for a romantic stroll on the Atlantic coast.

Speaking on the engagement, Dawn said: “I’d planned to propose for a long time but wanted to wait for the perfect opportunity… and for Dale to be caught off guard. I asked Dale’s dad for his blessing beforehand and he laughed and said he’d gladly let me take her off his hands! Felt like my heart was going to explode with excitement on the day of it.”

After initially getting very emotional, Dale said yes. “When she did ask me I went into total shock. For me, marriage has always been a big deal, especially after 2015’s historic vote. I always hoped we’d get married but now I actually can’t believe it.”

The couple, who have been together for 8 years were so happy they cried ‘ugly tears’ and then enjoyed the following few days in Connemara in their little ‘bubble’. They have no wedding plans yet and have just been swept up in telling their loved ones the news. However, Dale does say she’s “looking forward to annoying Dawn with all the planning.”

Dale took to Instagram to announce the news on Monday, October 28, saying:

“Forever my lobster

“Never in a million years did I think I could be this happy. Last Monday (after asking my dad) @dawnietime asked me to be her WIFE.”

On her Instagram, Dawn added:

“So this happened… @dale__x is stuck with me now and I couldn’t be happier! Still in shock mode but it’s the best feeling to know I’m going to marry my best friend! (I’m smiling in the photo I swear! If only you could see my face ??)

The final episode in the current series of Gogglebox Ireland airs Wednesday night at 9 pm on Virgin Media One.

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