By JODY THOMPSON
Beaming: Emma Bunton made the announcement that she was engaged to long-term partner Jade Jones live tonight on Dancing On Ice
Emma Bunton announced her engagement to long-term partner Jade Jones live on Dancing On Ice tonight - the delight of her co-stars.
The former Spice Girl, 35, made the revelation to her show co-stars and judges during a commercial break - and brandished a huge diamond ring to the cameras and viewers at home when the show returned.
Posting on her Twitter during the break, as well as putting up a picture of herself sporting her rock, she wrote: 'Yahooooo I'm Engaged! Love you Jade! I'm a very happy lady!!'
Husband to be: Emma and Jade Jones, pictured in March, have got engaged after 11 years together
Ice, ice baby: Former Baby Spice showed off her massive diamond engagement ring live on the show
Jade proposed to the star on Friday night as they celebrated her 35th birthday.
Afterwards, Emma Tweeted: 'I had the best birthday ever!'
Emma has been with the former Damage boyband-star-turned-chef, 31, for 11 years.
The former Spice Girl and judge on the show announced in November that she was pregnant with their second child.
They are expecting a sibling next spring for their three-year-old son Beau.
Dancing On Ice host Phillip Schofield made the announcement live on the show, saying: 'Breaking news! Emma has just announced her engagement! Just during the break then.'
Co-host Holly Willoughby - who is also pregnant with her second child chipped in: 'You've got a baby on the way and now a fiancée!'
An absolutely beaming Emma then replied - as she was almost drowned out by the cheers and applause from the audience: 'I know! I'm a very very happy lady. It's amazing! Thanks you so much.'
The star was wearing a beautiful black lace maternity 'Flutter' dress from Tiffany Rose, which retails for £139.
Big announcement: Dancing On Ice co-host Holly Willoughby looks on as judges Jason Gardiner and Robin Cousins applaud Emma's happy news
Davinia McCall was one of the first of Emma's friend to congratulate her after the first part of the Dancing On Ice live show, Tweeting to her: 'OMG r u engaged??? Well done !!!!! So happy for u both!'
Emma replied: 'Yes! Ahhhhhhh so happy!'
Bunton and Jones live together in Hertfordshire and only last year, the former Spice Girl had insisted that they were in no rush to wed.
She told the Mail: 'It's not on the agenda; we don't even talk about it. We've been together for ten years and we're so close - we share the childcare rather than have a nanny so we're often together 24/7.
'I can honestly say that we're really happy, so we don't feel the need to formalise it.'
Just a few months after giving birth to Beau, Bunton went on tour with the Spice Girls, even bringing the tot on stage during one of their New York concerts.
Former pop star: Bunton with her Spice Girls bandmates on stage in London three years ago
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