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Former Saints star and Mel Slade confirm engagement
1:45pm Sunday 19th February 2012 in News
FORMER Saints star Theo Walcott and girlfriend Melanie Slade are engaged, it has been confirmed.
Down-to-earth Mel, the daughter of former Southampton mayor John Slade, was catapulted into the limelight when Arsenal striker Theo was a shock pick for the England squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Former Itchen College student Mel has now started a job as a sports physiotherapist after completing her studies at St George's University Hospital in London.
The couple are not expected to wed until next year.