The Chase star Paul Sinha announces surprise engagement

The Chase star Paul 'Sinnerman' Sinha delights quiz fans with the news he's proposed to his boyfriend.

Paul Sinha, a star on the ITV quiz show The Chase, has announced that he is engaged to his boyfriend.

The 48-year-old quiz master took to Twitter last night to inform his 95,000 followers that he popped the question to his partner.

The Chase star very factually wrote: ‘I proposed today. He said yes’. He then jokingly stated that he would have to go on a diet in order to get into shape for the wedding, adding: ‘Thus starts yet another diet.’

The joyful tweet has received over 6,000 likes and hundreds of replies from fans who have rushed to congratulate Paul and his partner.

One well-wisher very sweetly wrote:¬†‘Congratulations! I hope you have a long and happy life together, and that you smile every day xx’

Another user offered up advice from his own experience of marital life: ‘Congratulations married life will give you an endless supply of stand up material. Best wishes to you both.’

And, of course, one or two users had to take advantage of the perfect pun opportunity offered by the tweet: ‘For you the chase is over…’

Paul opened up about his sexuality in 2017, after it came as a shock to some fans of the ITV quiz show.

Speaking of this experience, he said: ‘I assumed everyone knew I was gay, I have been on the show for six years and I have made lots of references to being gay.’

‘But they mysteriously never made the edit,’ the quiz champion acknowledged, saying he believes it could have been because producers wanted to avoid it ‘becoming a thing.’

Sinha has kept the details of his relationship and the identity of his new fiancé fairly under wraps, however, he has occasionally written about his caring boyfriend and the very romantic gestures he has made for The Chase star:

Somehow we have a feeling that these two will be very happy together…

Congrats to the lovely couple!