Sailor Sir Ben Ainslie to marry presenter Georgie Thompson

Sir Ben Ainslie and Georgie Thompson pictured at the Radio Academy Awards in May. Credit: PA

Sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and TV presenter Georgie Thompson have announced their engagement.

Former Sky Sports anchor Thompson, 36, who dated Declan Donnelly between 2009 and 2011, tweeted:

Sir Ben, 37, who has four Olympic gold medals and an America's Cup win to his name, shared this picture of the couple and their dog.

Thompson told the Mail that the pair met through mutual friends but it was three years before their friendship became a romantic relationship.