Geordie Shore star 'proposes to partner' on cast trip abroad to Thailand

James Tindale and Leah Bowley in a venue.
-Credit: (Image: jamesgshore / Instagram)

A Geordie Shore cast member has popped the question to their other half during a sun-soaked getaway as the cast films the latest series abroad.

Currently, the MTV hit is shooting in Thailand for its new season, with stars like Nathan Henry and Ricci Guarnaccio keeping fans in the loop via social media.

Joining them is James Tindale, 33, an original member of the reality series since 2011, alongside his girlfriend Leah Bowley, 26. The lovebirds, who've been an item for more than two years, have been actively posting about their holiday escapades.

It has been reported that the couple took their romance to the next level on this trip, with James reportedly getting down on one knee at a plush hotel setting. He's believed to have called Leah his "soulmate" during a heartfelt proposal speech.

The Sun claims James chose the luxurious Conrad Koh Samui resort for his big moment following a romantic dinner, and Leah said 'yes', reports the Mirror.

Snaps shown on the site capture the magical beachside proposal, complete with candles and starlight.

In the snaps, Leah, blindfolded in some, dons a chic white dress, while James matches her in a crisp white shirt and trousers. Some photos capture the moment he kneels, and another reveals Leah's emotional response.

The publication reveals that James said to her: "You're my best friend, my soulmate, you bring out the best version of me and you make me so happy everyday, you're the person I want to marry, you're going to be the mother to our kids - will you marry us? You make me so happy and the best version of myself."

The couple have reportedly been an item since 2022, having met during a night out in Newcastle. In the most recent series of Geordie Shore, which aired earlier this year, they shared their plans to move abroad together.

James told his mates: "We're moving away. We're moving to Dubai."

James penned a heartfelt tribute to Leah for Valentine's Day earlier this year. He wrote at the time: "Happy Valentine's Day [Leah]. You have the biggest heart and the biggest smile. You never fail to make me laugh every single day and you brighten up every room you walk into. So many amazing memories already and I feel like we're still just getting started on what's to come."

Leah also celebrated the romantic day on her own account, writing: "My love, Happy Valentine's Day. Our 3rd Valentine's. You're such an incredible person with the warmest heart, generous soul and you have so much love to give. Forever grateful for everything you do for me. [...] Ps I can't wait to have your babies."