One of the county's favourite radio presenters has received an outpouring of congratulations from celebrity fans after he popped the question to his partner while on-board the East Lancs Railway steam train.

Graham Liver, who presents BBC Radio Lancashire's breakfast show, got down on one knee on Friday and asked partner of five years, David Simpson, to marry him.

And of course, David, who is head of nursing and emergency care at East Lancashire NHS Trust, said yes.

The happy couple celebrated with a slap-up meal and a glass or two of bubbly while travelling the 12 miles from Heywood to Bury and back along East Lancashire's heritage railway tracks on Friday night.

Lancashire Telegraph: Graham and David got engaged at the weekend

Among the celebs wishing Graham and David well, were ex-Corrie actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, who said: "Just sending lots and lots of love, congratulations and best wishes on your engagement.

"I couldn't be more chuffed for you, wishing you many, many years of love and happiness and laughter and companionship."

Good Morning Britain presenter, Ranvir Singh said: "Congratulations to you and Dave on getting engaged. have a wonderful knees-up at the wedding and I wish you all the best for a really, really, lovely peaceful beautiful future together."

While Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle said: "I've just heard the fantastic news, congratulations on your engagement may you and Dave be happy - looking forward to an invite to the wedding, enjoy my friend."

The congratulations were rounded-off with a message from Graham's parents, who wished him well.

Graham announced his engagement live on air on Monday, after posting a picture on Twitter on Sunday morning of his dog, Toby, with a biscuit saying 'my humans are engaged'.

Lancashire Telegraph: Graham Liver's dog, Toby, with an engagement biscuit

Graham said: "It was a special experience, it was lovely, the food was good, we had a pate thing, a tomato soup thing, and chicken, and a massive slab of chocolate cake at the end."

Co-host, Leanne Bayes, asked if there was anything else that happened aboard the steam train, to which the presenter nonchalantly replied, "oh and I also got engaged."

It's believed that Graham, 46, and David, 36, already have a date and venue in mind, and are planning to marry next October.