All the times Stacey Solomon has dropped engagement hints to Joe Swash as he finally gets down on one knee

STACEY Solomon delighted fans when she revealed her boyfriend Joe Swash finally got down on one knee to propose on Christmas Eve.

But before this big moment, the Loose Women star, 31, had dropped loads of hints that her presenter other half, 38, was going to pop the question.

The couple have been dating since January 2016, after originally meeting on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! back in 2010.

In February 2019, Stacey sparked engagement rumours as Joe gifted her with breakfast in bed and a bouquet of red roses.

However, fans grew suspicious when she hid her left hand underneath the covers.

Before then, Stacey admitted that she would accept a £1 Poundland engagement ring – adding further fuel to the flame.

Stacey has said in the past that she isn't bothered about getting married but wants Joe to propose anyway.

Speaking to new! magazine in 2019: "I want an engagement ring, but I'm not bothered about getting married.

"Neither of us are! I have those weird preset ideas that I should get married and have a big white dress but it's not the be all and end all. We have our family, we're together, we're practically married in our opinion."

Then in November that same year, Stacey and Joe sparked rumours they'd gotten married in the Maldives.

Fans had become convinced the pair had secretly tied the knot in the Maldives after Joe was spotted wearing a ring on his ring finger.

The pair dressed in matching blue summer outfits, with their then-baby Rex and Stacey's two boys Zachary and Leighton dressed in suits on the beach.

They have finally addressed the rumours in an Instagram video saying: "We just need to clear this up because I didn't realise while we were away.

"Loads of people have messaged and commented saying they thought we had got married. We didn't get married. We wouldn't secretly get married anyway because I'd be so over the moon about it I'd tell everyone."

And as for the rings – Joe revealed they are actually his late father's that he wears for luck.

She continued to insist Joe propose to her – and in April 2020 asked why he hadn't done it yet.

In a silly picture on Instagram, she is seen lying across him and pulling a funny face, with Joe looking less than impressed.

She wrote on the picture: "Sometimes I wonder why he hasn’t proposed yet?"

In October, Joe blamed lockdown for his lack of proposal and insisted he'd do it once restrictions were lifted.

"It will come in time. We've had so many things we need to deal with, the kids, lockdown – I will get round to it eventually. This has just reminded me.

"Stacey has the wedding all planned in her head – I'm not going to havea say in any of it," he told the Mail Online.

"Before you know, it will be organised and Stacey will make it beautiful, and I'm fine with her taking it all on. A happy wife means a happy life."

Stacey unveiled the huge ring on Instagram after Joe proposed on Thursday night.

She admitted that she couldn't stop crying after Dancing On Ice star Joe asked her to marry him in the woods with their children.

Stacey showed fans a video of the spot explaining: "He asked me to marry him and after crying for what felt like a very long time… I said yes"

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