Gredley and Wyse to tie the knot
CONGRATULATIONS to showjumper-turned-pointto-point jockey Tim Gredley, who popped the question to his girlfriend, Sky Sports presenter Rachel Wyse (left) — and, fortunately, she said yes. Tim,
32, met Rachel, who used to be a showjumper, over a decade ago, but they have only been dating for the past 18 months. Tim confesses to being “not the most romantic” person, but excelled himself with a beautifully executed proposal.
“I’d invited about 40 of our friends to London in the evening. I was riding in a point-to-point in the afternoon and halfway round I thought, ‘I’d better not fall off ’,” Tim told H&H. “Luckily, I finished second.
Then, that evening, we walked over Battersea Bridge, which is beautiful with all the lights, and I got down on one knee, proposing as romantically but as quickly as possible. And she said yes.”
According to Tim, his new fiancée was then busy texting her friends with the news, completely unaware that they were waiting to surprise her at the bar to which they were heading.
“They’d come all the way from York, from Ireland, everyone made a real effort,” says Tim. “I think she was quite impressed.”