Former rugby player Steve Brockman and his fiance Russell Tovey. Picture: Instagram

'Quantico' star Russell Tovey has got engaged to former rugby player Steve Brockman.

The 36-year-old actor has confirmed he and the former rugby player are to marry, and Russell admitted the news was "unexpected" but he cannot wait to celebrate in London soon. 

The 'Quantico' star told Mail Online: "Completely unexpected but very, very happy and looking forward to having a proper party to celebrate when back in London."

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Russell was said to be "over the moon" to be sharing the news with his friends and family on social media, according to The Sun Online. 

The 'Being Human' star and Steve were reported to be dating last summer. 

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A source said at the time: "Russell has never flaunted his romances but behind closed doors he is infatuated."

At the time, Steve was said to be considering moving to the US to be with Russell when his West End play 'Angels in America' made an expected move to New York. 

The source added: "Russell relocating to New York in anticipation of the show potentially transferring could have been the death knell for their relationship. Instead they see it as the start of a new adventure."

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Russell also plays Harry Doyle in thriller 'Quantico', which is filmed in the Big Apple. 

He has previously admitted he is open to marrying one day, and also wants to have kids. 

Speaking in November 2016, Russell said: "Totally, I will do it, when the time is right."

But he admitted at the time that his dog was the main focus in his life.