TO HAVE & TO HOLDEN; EXCLUSIVE Valentine's ring for star Amanda.
STUNNING Amanda Holden will get engaged to boyfriend Chris Hughes on Valentine's Day, The People can reveal.
The blonde actress has already told pals: "It's not a matter of if we get married but when."
Now it is thought Chris will pop the question during a romantic Valentine's break.
Amanda, 32, has already booked that week off from her theatre job.
Instead of performing in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End, she plans to jet away on holiday with hunky record producer Chris, 30.
He has booked flights to a secret destination. A friend of Amanda said: "They are going away together and there's a good chance that is when Chris will pop the question. They are both being a bit coy about the trip.
"And that in itself is making people think they are going to come back engaged." Amanda, who has been nominated for an Olivier Award as Best Actress in a Musical, has told friends that she chose a ring a couple of weeks ago.
One said: "Amanda is really excited about the trip but doesn't know where they are going to go.
"Chris is keeping it a secret from her until they are about to fly."
Amanda's decision to get engaged to Chris just three months after her divorce from comic Les Dennis will come as a shock to many people.
Les, 49, and Amanda - who was famously caught cheating on Les with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey - were married for seven years.
They have been separated for nearly a year.
Amanda and Chris are to fly back to England on her 33rd birthday - and all eyes will be on her ring finger.
Sadly, it was a different story for Les, who looked thoroughly miserable on holiday in St Lucia last week.
SO HAPPY: Chris is set to pop the question toAmanda Picture: DAVE BENNETT/ALPHA; Meanwhile.. in the Caribbean; GLUM: As Amanda finds joy, her ex Les looks fed up in St Lucia; Picture: BIGPICTURESPHOTO.COM