A Kiwi who wooed a popular British TV host has married her in a romantic ceremony at a Welsh castle.

Charlie Thomson celebrated the New Year by marrying Alex Jones at Cardiff Castle.

Ms Jones presented primetime magazine programme The One Show. She had also appeared on a reality TV show and on Strictly Come Dancing.

The Kiwi insurance broker started dating the presenter in 2011.


Mr Thomson had been "planning on returning home before falling for the brunette beauty", the Daily Mail said.

The TV host, 38, told British media the handsome Kiwi impressed her during their courtship with his cooking skills.

The Daily Mirror said the couple sold the rights to their nuptials to a magazine "in a deal believed to run to six figures".

Ms Jones told the Mirror the couple might move to New Zealand.

"It's still an unresolved issue. It's a big thing to ask him to give up his family and home for good. The issue of New Zealand is still there."

Cardiff Castle had a banqueting hall for 100 guests.

Wedding guests were expected to enjoy a fireworks display after the ceremony, with the local council putting on a show a short distance from the castle.