Huge congratulations are in order because John Torode is now engaged to Lisa Faulkner after surprising her over the Christmas period.

John Torode

The MasterChef judge popped the question to his long-term girlfriend on Christmas Day, with Lisa giving fans a glimpse of the huge ring on Instagram.

Taking to her social media page today, the 46-year-old shared a photo which sees the happy couple cuddling up, both wearing oversized sunglasses.

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But Lisa’s shiny new engagement band – complete with an amazing flower-shaped diamond cluster – definitely steals the show in this cute snap.

Explaining how her hubby-to-be proposed, telly cook Lisa wrote, “My gorgeous John completely surprised me on Christmas Day and asked me to marry him!

“After waiting to tell our family when we got home we then had a few days just grinning at each other!!

“I’m so very happy to share our lovely news with you. Happy 2019 it’s going to be quite a year and I’m going to embrace every minute of it. All you need is love. Love is all you need.”

John, 53, also wasted no time in posting on his own Instagram account alongside a photo of Lisa looking over the moon in a tropical location.

He added the sweet message, “And she said YES!! Bloody love my Lisa.. Have put a ring on it.”

Obviously, fans couldn’t wait to wish the celeb pair well, as one wrote, “Congratulations to you both 🎉💐🥂”

“An Absolutely perfect couple wishing you all the happiness in the world ❤️,” said another.

While a third added, “How wonderful, congrats ❤️”

John and Lisa originally met on the set of Celebrity MasterChef all the way back in 2010, on which EastEnders actress Lisa eventually won.

But the pair didn’t start dating until the end of 2012, a year after John separated from his ex-wife, Jessica, while Lisa also divorced her husband, Chris Hoghill in 2011.

Lisa has previously opened up about their romance, admitting, “Our relationship is as quiet and private as it can be when you both work in television.

“John was a judge on a show I loved and I was petrified of him. He was brilliant and gave us all tips so you didn’t want to let him down.”

Congrats again, guys!