David Mitchell and Victoria Coren announce engagement

TV couple give notice of their betrothal in the traditional manner

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David Mitchell and Victoria Coren have announced their engagement.

Mitchell, star of Peep Show and 10 o'Clock Live, and Only Connect host Coren - both of whom write columns for The Observer - have been dating for some time but have largely kept the relationship away from the public eye.

Fittingly for the demure pair, the announcement came via the traditional channel: an entry in the Births, Marriages and Deaths column of today's Times newspaper.

The advert reads: "MR D.J.S. MITCHELL AND MISS V.E. COREN. The engagement is announced between David, son of Mr and Mrs Ian Mitchell, of Oxford, and Victoria, daughter of Dr Anne Coren and the late Mr Alan Coren, of London."

Via Twitter, Coren said: "Thank you for your nice tweets this morning. I'm very happy."

Mitchell said: "Having received so many lovely messages today, I'm finally coming round to the idea of the internet. Thank you all. I'm incredibly happy."

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