Stephen Fry has confirmed he is engaged to a 27-year-old Elliott Spencer.
The writer, actor and comedian, 57, has given formal notice to marry Spencer, at a register office in Dereham, Norfolk, near to where he grew up.
The pair are thought to have started their relationship last year.
Fry confirmed the news on Twitter, after a report emerged on the Daily Mail.
“Oh. It looks as though a certain cat is out of a certain bag,” he wrote. “I’m very very happy of course but had hoped for a private wedding. Fat chance!”
His personal assistant told the BBC that no date has been decided yet.
“Stephen Fry is very happy and proud to say that he has set the wheels in motion for a wedding sometime in the future but no date has been set due to a busy work schedule,” said his PA.
The writer thanked his fans for all their well-wishes.
“Thank you all SO much for your kind congratulations,” he tweeted. “Deeply touched xxx”