Stevi Ritchie says he can't wait to marry fellow X Factor contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello

Ding dong! The first X Factor engagement has been announced! Stevi Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello are getting married after meeting on the ITV show last year.

‘I said on X Factor that I was looking for love, but I never thought it would be with a posh bird called Chloe-Jasmine’, Stevi, 34, tells The Sun. ‘I can’t wait to marry her.’

‘I had no idea Stevi was going to propose so when he got down on one knee, I didn’t understad at first,’ Chloe-Jasmine says. ‘He pulled this box out of the bag he’d given me and said, “Babe, will you marry me?”‘

Stevi bought the ring from Ernest Jones witha 10% discount and popped the question on Chloe-Jasmine’s birthday. And now they’re set for a star-studded wedding.

‘I sent Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, my X Factor mentor, a message to thank her for bringing this amazing person into my life,’ Chloe-Jasmine reveals. ‘She texted back saying congratulations and she was so happy for us both. I’d defintiely invite her to the wedding if she wanted to come. And I think Stevi should have Simon Cowell as his best man.’

The couple plan to marry in Essex.

Stevi, who has a daughter Summer, from a previous relationship, has gushed about his love for Chloe-Jasmine, 25, saying,  ‘She’s beautiful – I’m the runt of the litter – I get that. I am babe, you’re pretty, you are a model, you are beautiful and all that. I’m just me.’

‘I love everything about her, she’s great, I love her,’ he’s said. ‘We got serious, I think it was more sort of December time. It was definitely December time when I had just left The X Factor.’

‘We always talked and everything in the [X Factor] house and we got on so well actually. She always knocked on my door in the morning in the house.’

Stevi has also said, ‘I never thought it possible that it would go into all this and especially meeting Chloe as well. I always wanted to find love but I never expected it would be with Chloe.’



Caroline Millington