Ruby Bhogal, the star of Great British Bake Off, has admitted that her proposal tale isn’t quite Nicholas Sparks novel-worthy.
The 34-year-old was on a vacation to New York City with partner James Stew when he realised it would be the ideal location to propose. Thus far, so good.
However, a platter of chicken was the day’s villain, resulting in Ruby suffering from some horrifying-sounding food illness.
‘I wish we had a romantic story to go alongside it but food poisoning managed to kick in right about 5 mins before he was about propose and I was about to have a bridesmaid moment running across the street (iykyk) so yay for love and yay for uncooked chicken in NYC,’ she joked.
In the 2011 film, Lillian (played by Maya Rudolph) develops food illness while looking for wedding gowns. When the toilet is full, she goes outdoors to try to find another location to empty herself, but she ends up slowly squatting since she can’t fight it any longer.
This leads to Annie (Kristen Wiig) uttering one of the best lines in movie history: ‘You’re really doing it, aren’t ya? You’re shitting in the street!’
Ruby can luckily see the funny side of her debacle as she decided to share the tale with her 457k Instagram followers.
‘I love this life 🖤🥰,’ Ruby added at the end of her story.
The pair proposed three weeks ago, but they waited to share the news with all of their loved ones first. Ruby and BBC broadcaster James’ agenda now consists solely of wedding planning.
‘Time to start planning a big FAT Indian wedding but all I’m thinking about is the CAKE am I right?!’ wrote the 2018 GBBO finalist.
The comments were filled with celebratory messages from fans, friends and celebrity pals alike, including Oti Mabuse and Candice Brown who both wrote: ‘Congratulations’.
Dr Rahul Mandal who won her series chirped in too: ‘Congratulations, what an amazing news. Waiting for this to happen for years. But the big question is “who is baking the cake?” ,.. you have a lot of options, just saying.’
Sneaky James jeopardised Ruby’s safety by photographing the ring with her unknowing in the background at numerous moments throughout their journey, including on the areoplane and while brushing her teeth.