A World Cup-winning rugby star and a professional ballroom dancer are eyeing up a wedding in the Cotswolds.

Former England player Ben Cohen and long-time girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff are planning to celebrate their wedding with a party at Soho Farmhouse, near Chipping Norton.

The couple met when they were partnered on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, with Cohen popping the question last October in the Maldives.

They are looking at hosting the ceremony either in Tuscany or Oxfordshire, with a party at the private members’ club which has hosted the likes of Tom Cruise, David Cameron and the Beckhams.

Cohen, 44, who was a member of the England team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup, told Hello! magazine: “Over the last nine years we’ve been through the wringer.

“Our working days are always full throttle and for so long we’ve been in our own bubble.

“Now I’m looking forward to having a get-together with loved ones. Most of all I’m happy to be doing this with Kristina.

“To support each other through difficult times in business is the ultimate test in a relationship. I’ve watched her flourish, from her becoming a mum to growing as a businesswoman, and it has strengthened our bond.”

Rihanoff, 45, has set up children and adult dance classes called Bespoke Ballroom and So Yoga classes in Northampton.

For their wedding, their daughter Mila, six, and Cohen’s twins from a previous relationship, Harriette and Isabelle, both 15, will be bridesmaids.

“Mila can’t wait,” said Rihanoff. “She’s already told me what she’s going to wear. ‘I want this kind of dress, Mummy, with a long train like you will have,’ she tells me. She certainly knows her own mind.”

Russian professional dancer Rihanoff competed on celebrity dance show Strictly for eight series between 2008 and 2015.