Sarah Harding stunned by boyfriend`s proposal

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 09:26 AM IST

London: Sarah Harding says she was caught unawares when her boyfriend Tom Crane proposed to her on a recent holiday in the Maldives.

The Girls Aloud star, who has been dating the DJ for past three years said that it came as a total surprise when her boyfriend got down on his knees New Year`s Eve, reported Sun online.

"It was a complete surprise. I wasn`t expecting it at all. I am very, very happy. It`s a new chapter," said the 29-year-old singer.

While the couple are very much in love, Harding said that their break wasn`t all romance as they sneaked in a spot of fishing during their holiday.

"Me and Tommy love it, we`re getting pretty good at it too. The first time we went out we didn`t catch anything so we went out the following day at the crack of dawn. We got up at 4.30 to get out at first light."

"We were there for hours but it paid off. It was brilliant. I`ve had a few big ones now. One recently was huge, I didn`t know what was on the end of the line at first - it was massive but it got away," she said.

Meanwhile, the pair`s fishing obsession is so serious that they have even bought a number of books on the subject.

"There are so many different types. It`s hard to remember their names so we`ve bought a few books," Harding added.