Cat Deeley weds Patrick Kielty in secret ceremony in Rome

They kept that fairly quiet! Cat Deeley weds Patrick Kielty in secret ceremony in Rome

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14:59 GMT, 30 September 2012

It's been a weekend full of celebrity weddings, but Cat Deeley's nuptials to Patrick Kielty still came as a surprise.

The happy couple secretly tied the knot in Rome this weekend with their close family and friends present.

A wedding photo shows the pair looking blissfully happy as they enjoy a celebratory drink at their wedding reception.

Newlyweds: Cat Deeley married Patrick Kielty in a secret ceremony in Rome this weekend

Newlyweds: Cat Deeley married Patrick Kielty in a secret ceremony in Rome this weekend

Cat, 35, looks stunning in a ruffled dress with flowers in her hair, and displays a cheesy grin for the camera as does Patrick.

The Irish star appears to be wearing a black suit with a white shirt but seemed to have removed his tie as he prepared to party with his new wife.

Their big day may come as a surprise to their fans as it was only one month ago that 41-year-old Patrick denied rumours that they had gotten engaged.

'Happily ever after': The TV presenter tweeted this photo of her with her beau as they left the Emmy Awards last week

'Happily ever after': The TV presenter tweeted this photo of her with her beau as they left the Emmy Awards last week

'Happily ever after': The TV presenter tweeted this photo of her with her beau as they left the Emmy Awards last week

The pair first went public with their relationship in May, and although they had been friends for years, their romance still came as a bit of a shock.

It was shortly after this that Patrick moved into Cat's 1.7million Beverley Hills mansion with plans to renovate the property.

More than friends: The pair went public with their romance in May when they arrived at the Glamour Woman of the Years Awards together

More than friends: The pair went public with their romance in May when they arrived at the Glamour Woman of the Years Awards together

The couple kept their blossoming relationship out of the public eye for quite some time after rumours about their friendship turning romantic began to surface after they went on holiday together in February.

Patrick, made it known last year that he has been thinking of tying the knot in 2012, saying: 'I think that might be my New Year’s resolution… to get married.'

He and Cat have been friends since they hosted one of the original TV talent shows Fame Academy together from 2002.