Rachael, the husband of BBC radio broadcaster Rachael Blair died from breast Cancer in 2018. He revealed that they are to get married again after proposing while on holiday to Denmark to his girlfriend.  

Steve Bland, his wife’s replacement as one-third of the BBC Podcast You, Me and the Big C after her death, shared the happy news on Thursday with his 14,600 Instagram fans. 

Posting a string of romantic photos showing off his new fiancée Amy’s sparkly engagement ring, the 41-year-old, who lives in Cheshire, captioned the images with a simple ‘She said YES!’ 

Steve (who has a 7-year-old son named Freddie) and his wife, the NHS nurse, were on a romantic trip in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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A delighted Steve Bland, who lost BBC broadcaster wife Rachael to breast cancer in 2018, told his followers that his new partner, NHS nurse Amy, has agreed to marry him after a romantic proposal while on a mini break in Denmark

Steve Bland was delighted to announce that his partner Amy, a nurse at the NHS, had proposed to him while on holiday in Denmark.

Steve and Rachael Bland pictured before her death from breast cancer in 2018; the widower has previously spoken about how he doesn't feel guilty about moving on with his life

Steve Bland and Rachael Bland before she died from breast cancer 2018. The widower previously spoke out about his feelings of guilt about continuing with his own life.

Steve met his new partner Amy, an advanced nurse practitioner in 2019 at a cancer conference in Manchester. Yesterday he shared this photo to his Instagram page celebrating the proposal

Steve and Amy met at the Manchester cancer conference. Amy is an advanced nurse practitioner. He shared the following photo on his Instagram account yesterday to celebrate the proposal

They were congratulated on Instagram by many friends, including Deborah James, aka Bowelbabe, who is one of Bland’s cohosts on the You, Me and the Big C Podcast writing: “Congratulations” along with a series of emojis. 

And fellow podcast co-host Lauren Mahon added her own best wishes, writing: ‘THE BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST NEWS!!!!!! F***ing love the pair of you.’

In the past, the widower spoke out about not feeling guilty after finding love with Amy again as a NHS nurse following Rachael’s 2018 death. 

In May of this year, he revealed to ITV’s Lorraine program that people frequently asked him whether he is guilty of dating again.  

He explained that it was one of my most frequent questions: “Do I feel guilty?” Why should I? “I’m forty years old and have the rest of my lives ahead of me.”  

Bland warmed fans that his Instagram stories would be full of 'overly cheesy' posts following the couple's engagement announcement

Bland promised his fans that their Instagram accounts would feature a lot of “overly cheesy” posts after the engagement announcement.

Ahead of the proposal, the couple shared a photo of their mini break, chinking glasses as they headed to the Danish city

Before the proposed, the couple shared photos of their short break, and chinking glass as they traveled to Denmark.

Earlier this year, Bland, pictured with Amy, told Lorraine: 'We need to break down the taboo' of dating again after the loss of a partner

Bland was pictured earlier this year with Amy. He said to Lorraine that he needed to break the taboo of dating after losing a partner

The former BBC radio presenter Rachael (right with Steve and Freddie) was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2016 and died in 2018

Rachael, a BBC Radio presenter (right side with Steve and Freddie), was diagnosed with triple-negative breast carcinoma in 2016. She died in 2018.

He spoke out about his seven-year-old son, Freddie.

“We have to get rid of the stigma and not worry about being judged. It’s our goal to live a happy life and enjoy every moment of it.

After a talk he had given about his wife’s death and the subsequent diagnosis of primary triple-negative breast carcinoma, Steve met Amy. Amy is an advanced nurse practitioner. 

He spoke out in 2020 to the Daily Mail about his new relationship with Amy.

“Going out on a night is a difficult task as a single parent. My parents organize babysitters. They are also a great help in looking after Freddie while I’m away from London. Amy, however, would most likely come to me. 

While Amy (pictured with Steve's son Freddie) does not relish the limelight, it was out of respect to her that Steve decided to go public with their relationship in 2020

Amy (pictured above with Steve’s son Freddie), does not enjoy the limelight. Steve, however, decided that it would be in her best interest to make their relationship public.

According to the broadcaster, it is not easy to date after a loss.   

It’s about looking in the future and that can sometimes be difficult. Amy and my conversations about this have been fruitful. It’s easy to focus too much on the widow/widower. Rachael was a prominent figure, and it is really hard to not feel that you’re living in their shadow. 

Rachael (pictured) was a BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster who also hosted the podcast You, Me And The Big C, a role that Steve has now taken over

Rachael, (pictured), was a BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster and also hosted You, Me And The Big C, which Steve now takes over.

He also thanked Damien Lewis, Helen McCrory and Helen McCrory on their open conversation about dating following loss. This was before Helen died from cancer at 52 years old.

Bland stated: “It is amazing that they spoke so openly about this; it does wonders to break down taboos.” 

Bland, along with Lauren Mahon and Deborah James, took the reins of the podcast You, Me and the Big C after Rachael’s passing.