Earlier this morning (22nd July 2008) celebrity chef Marco pierre white and bankrupt ex-comedian Jim Davidson announced their engagement to one another. The event was held at an unlikely venue but one extremely precious to Marco and his husband-to-be... behind a bargain booze store on a council estate in Leeds where Marco was brought up and watched his dear mother die at the age of six.
Marco and Jim first met on the hit TV series 'Hell's kitchen' in series 3. The other contestants clearly saw the chemistry between the two. One contestant even went as far as to say that 'Jim would actually marry Marco'. Another contestant who wishes not to be named commented that 'The constant flirting made me so sick that I decided to leave at any opportunity possible-even a pikey excuse'
The pair realised their attraction instantly-Jim,undecided about his feelings, instantly became defensive and decided to make himself seem as homophobic as possible-an act which led him to leave the show-with Marco begging at his heels.
After the show, the pair decided to meet together at secret venues-including a roadside cafe and a secluded pig sty.
The secret meetings soon became apparent to Marco's wife who threw out his dearest deer hunting trophies and later filed for a divorce.
Marco says 'I never loved her, I had eyes only for Jim'
He explains the proposal as being 'a quick,on the spot question' Jim instantly agreed-due to his love for Marco and maybe the influence of the booze from the store and a squirrel pie or two.
Jim has not yet commented and seems to still be acting slightly embarrassed of the homophobic incident on 'Hell's kitchen'
Will this relationship last, or is it a match made in 'Hell's kitchen'?