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Jodie Kidd is "on cloud nine" after revealing she is to marry her ex-soldier boyfriend David Blakeley after a whirlwind romance.

The couple, who first met last summer, got engaged in secret four months ago on a romantic trip to India.

The 35-year-old model, who has a two-year-old son Indio from her former relationship with Argentinian polo player Andrea Vianin, told Hello!: " It's absolutely brilliant.

"We are totally chuffed and on cloud nine."

David, who left the Army in 2006 and wrote a best-selling account of his time in the special forces, proposed on the shores of a lake in Rajasthan and told Hello! he was overjoyed.

He said: "I've never felt like this before. I knew it was different from the moment I met Jodie."

:: Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now.