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TV property queen comes home to wed.

Byline: By Daniel Thomson

Property expert Hilary Charlewood has taken a break from filming her latest TV series to return to the North-East for a fairytale wedding.

TV presenter Hilary will be married at All Saints Church in Gosforth, Newcastle, tomorrow following a romantic proposal from her fiance, who got down on one knee at the end of Tynemouth Pier.

Hilary, 39, who has presented BBC's Trading Up and Channel Four's Moving People, was christened and confirmed at the church and said the wedding could only take place in the North-East.

Hilary, who also presented the World Darts Championship in 2004 for the BBC, said: "I'm really excited and know it will be really special to return home for the wedding.

"My family and I have so many memories from All Saints Church in Gosforth."

Her fiance, Garrod Treverton, 32, a banker, proposed to her during a day out in Tynemouth last September after six years together. Hilary said: "It was completely unexpected. We both have a soft spot for the North-East coastline, especially Tynemouth and Cullercoats where my parents are originally from.

"Garrod agreed we had to have the wedding here."

The wedding reception will take place at Langley Castle, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, with more than 100 guests due to attend.

Hilary's parents, John, 75, and Patricia Charlewood, 73, of Wilson Gardens, Gosforth, said yesterday they could not be more proud of their daughter.

Retired GP Mr Charlewood, who worked at The Grove Medical Group in Gosforth for 40 years and co-founded the practice, said: "We are incredibly happy for her and are very proud of everything she has achieved in her careers in TV and property development."

Mrs Charlewood, a former magistrate, said: "We are all very excited.

"It will be lovely to have all the family together.

"When John and I married in 1961 our photograph was published in The Journal, and my parents had theirs in too, so it has become something of a family tradition."

Hilary's sister Alison, 41, who is a GP in Fawdon and Kingston Park, will be at the wedding with her children, Emily and Alex, who will be bridesmaid and usher.

Hilary, a former pupil at Central High School, Newcastle, has been living in London since 1991.

But she returns to the North-East regularly to visit her family.

She has worked as a property developer since 1996 and was first approached to appear on TV in 1998 on Channel Four's Moving People.

Since then she has appeared on Trading Up, Holiday, House Call, Money for Old Rope, and Richard and Judy, among other programmes.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 31, 2006
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