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Thursday, May 14, 1998 Published at 04:25 GMT 05:25 UK


The match is right for James and Emma
image: [ The announcement in The Times ]
The announcement in The Times

James Major, son of the former Prime Minister John Major, is to marry Emma Noble, who worked as a hostess on the quiz show, The Price is Right.

The couple - whose relationship has been played out in the full glare of the tabloid newspapers - announced their engagement in the court and social page of The Times newspaper on Thursday.

Mr Major, 23, met the 26-year-old when she worked as a hostess on ITV's The Price is Right, presented by Bruce Forsyth, a job she has now given up to pursue other interests.

[ image: The game show hostess has now left her job - as has her fiance]
The game show hostess has now left her job - as has her fiance
The encounter happened during a show at London's Cafe Royal, where James worked as a manager.

He has since left to start up his own business.

John and Norma Major, who are currently on holiday, issued a statement emphasising their happiness for the young couple.

"Both James and Emma are very happy and so are we," they said.

James said recently: "I can't believe my luck. I wasn't looking for a relationship when we met, but it just felt so natural being with Emma."

Ms Noble this week spoke out about the relationship, telling Hello! magazine: "We're very much in love".

In a five-page feature she also described her partner as "thoughtful, down to earth and extremely intelligent".

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