Gareth Gates proposed to Faye Brookes with 17 minute song as he reveals why they split up

Gareth Gates and Faye Brookes

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Gareth Gates has revealed that he proposed to Corrie's Faye Brookes with a 17 minute song

Despite their temporary split in September 2018, singer Gareth Gates and Coronation Street actress Faye Brookes announced last week that they were ENGAGED.

Revealing their news just four months after their short split, the loved-up pair have now revealed details of how Gareth popped the question.

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Pop Idol runner-up Gareth revealed he penned a 17 MINUTE song about their six years together.

He told OK! magazine, “It was all about the six years we’ve spent together and I incorporated bits of songs that mean a lot to us as a couple. I got a bit carried away though – it went on for 17 minutes!”

Faye, who plays the role of Kate Connor in Coronation Street, added, “We were both crying the whole way through. Once it was finished, Gareth got down on one knee and said: ‘Will you spend the rest of your life with me?’ And of course I said yes straight away”.

Addressing their previous two-month split, Gareth said: “There was a lot of strain on our relationship because I was always away with work and Faye’s schedule was getting even busier so we decided we needed some breathing space."

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One of Katie's lowest-profile relationships, she was engaged to Gladiators star Ace - real name Warren Furman – from 1997. The 47 year old was engaged to Jordan for two years, presenting her with a 3,500 diamond ring before they split in 1999.

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Warren Furman

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Dane Bowers

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Dwight Yorke

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Gareth Gates 2001 - 2001

Baby face Gareth Gates shot to fame during Pop Idol in 2002. He started dating a pregnant Katie Price when he was 17, and was reportedly a virgin before they met.

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Gareth Gates

Gareth went on to star in The Big Reunion with another one of Katie's exes, Dane Bowers. Awkward. Katie has also said that she would totally go back 'there' with Gareth. Unfortunately for Katie, West End actor Gareth is now happily in a relationship with Corrie star Faye Brooke. In January 2019 it was reported that the pair were engaged.

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Carl Woods - 2020

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The couple plan to wed at the swish Gotham Hotel in Faye’s hometown of Manchester for a star studded ceremony.

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Gareth performed the 17 minute love song on a grand piano and presented his now fiancée with a four carat diamond ring.

Faye confessed that Gareth could have "put any ring on my finger and I would have said yes" adding that "It’s every girl’s dream to find the perfect man for her and then have the perfect engagement, so I feel very lucky."

Faye and Gareth first met in 2012, when they were both working on a West End production of Legally Blonde, and began dating soon after.

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When they announced they were amicably splitting in September last year our hearts broke, but it wasn’t long before tongues started wagging that they were back together, after Gareth posted a loved up selfie over Halloween, captioned, “Celebrating Halloween with my best friend @faye_brookes”.

But love wasn’t always in the air for these two.

“When Pop Idol was on I was 15 and my best friend in high school had a huge poster of Gareth on her bedroom wall,” said Faye in a 2015 interview with OK! Magazine.

“Whenever I stayed at her house and I slept in that bed I’d be like, ‘I don’t get it!’ I was so ‘whatever’ about him."

Gareth infamously lost his virginity to Katie Price when he was 17 years old.

Who does Faye Brookes play in Coronation Street?

Faye has played Kate Connor in Corrie since October 2015.

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