Sarah Harding was shocked when her boyfriend proposed on a recent holiday.

Although the Girls Aloud singer has been dating DJ Tom Crane for over three years, she admitted it was a total surprises when he got down on one knee on New Year's Eve (31.12.10) in the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean.

She said: "It was a complete surprise. I wasn't expecting it at all. I am very, very happy. It's a new chapter."

While the loved-up couple are happier than ever, the 29-year-old singer admitted it wasn't all romance on their trip as they managed to sneak in a spot of fishing during their holiday.

Sarah admitted to The Sun newspaper: "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."

Sarah and Tom's fishing obsession is so serious the pair have even bought a number of books on the subject.

She said: "There are so many different types. It's hard to remember their names so we've bought a few books."