Francesca Allens fiancé is waste management mogul who once dated TOWIE’s Amber Turner

Francesca Allen recently revealed that her boyfriend popped the question over the festive period, and the happy couple are now set to tie the knot.

The Love Island star, 26, announced the happy news on Instagram, where she shared two loved-up snaps with her 492,000 followers.

Francesca, whose Love Island pal Hugo Hammond recently denied a romance between them, shared a shot of her sitting on her beau's lap, with her engagement ring proudly visible in front of the camera.

She told her followers: "The best Christmas present a girl could ask for [red heart emoji] I’m marrying my best friend!!!!! I still can’t believe it," followed by two in love emojis.

The reality star has been keen to keep her new beau's identity private, and was careful to keep his name out of the engagement announcement, but her husband-to-be has now been revealed as Ed Crossan.

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Eagle-eyed fans noticed she'd failed to tag her new fiance in her Instagram post, but Francesca's management company HLD Talent and her sister Claudia both tagged Ed in their congratulatory posts.

Ed's sister Tara also rushed to comment on Francesca's post, adding: "THE BEST."

Ed is the vice chairman of Powerday, a London-based waste management company which is owned by his father.

He was named vice chairman of the company in January 2019, and his feature on Powerday's website reads: "Edward joined the family business in 2007, starting as a machine driver and has worked in various roles within the company to now being a director overseeing the development of the business."

According to the Mail Online, the businessman previously dated another reality star, having enjoyed a short romance with The Only Way Is Essex's Amber Turner.

In May 2019, Ed found himself in the headlines for the first time when he and Amber were snapped looking extremely cosy in Ibiza.

The pair couldn't keep their hands off each other during a boat trip, which was believed to have taken place during one of Amber's many breaks from long-term boyfriend Dan Edgar.

Ed and Francesca are believed to have been friends for a number of years, and she has previously shared and tagged him in numerous photographs in the past, including snaps from a family holiday in Marbella.

In November, the pair ultimately confirmed their romance when Francesca shared two adorable black-and-white photos showing her cuddling and kissing Ed during a date night.

The Love Island beauty captioned the sweet post: "I (black heart emoji) U”, all the while keeping Ed's identity private.

The loved-up snaps are believed to have been captured during a trip to Dubai to celebrate Fran's birthday.

Ed reportedly flew out with her sister Claudia and nephew Tony as a surprise, in a romantic gesture to mark his girlfriend's birthday.

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