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Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and fiancée Grace Zito POSTPONE their wedding

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has revealed he and fiancée Grace Zito have postponed their wedding due to new lockdown rules.

The musician, 42, was scheduled to marry the stylist at The Pig hotel in Bath over the weekend following a two-year engagement, but the couple agreed to push their nuptials back as ceremonies and receptions in England are set to be capped at 15 people from Monday.

Despite the change in plans, the Never Miss a Beat hitmaker insisted he feels now 'more excited than ever' about finally tying the knot with his long-term partner in the future.

'We will just have to wait': Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has revealed he and fiancée Grace Zito have postponed their wedding due to new lockdown rules (pictured in 2016)

Artist Ricky told The Mirror: 'We weren’t allowed singing in the church which was a big thing, 15 people just isn’t enough, it is too hard to make a decision who could be there and who couldn’t. I mean I am in a band with five guys. Also Grace wanted McBusted for the reception and there are too many of them for the rule of six.' 

'You would like the freedom not have your brain reminded about the global pandemic when you are trying to celebrate the best day of your life. I think we will just have to wait.

'The weird thing is I am more excited about it now than ever, and I didn’t think I could get more excited. It would be great if there is a time when people are so desperate to have a good time that it goes on for days - I hope people say wherever it is and whenever it is we are coming and going to dance until our feet bleed.'

A spanner in the works: The musician, 42, was scheduled to marry the stylist at The Pig hotel in Bath over the weekend following a two-year engagement

Positive: Despite the change in plans, the Never Miss a Beat hitmaker insisted he feels now 'more excited than ever' about finally tying the knot with his long-term partner in the future.= 

The pair will now celebrating what would have been their wedding with a fish lunch in Cornwall at a restaurant they've tried to get into for 'years'.  

Wedding ceremonies and receptions in England are to be restricted to just 15 people - half of the current guidelines - as part of new coronavirus measures to curb a surge in cases.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson added that funeral services would be exempt from the limitations, with the maximum number of mourners remaining at 30. 

Setting out the measures in the House of Commons, the politician, 56, said: 'Fifth, now is the time to tighten up the rule of six.

'I'm afraid that from Monday a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, though up to 30 can still attend a funeral as now.'

Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions were included in a list of exemptions to the ban on social gatherings of more than six.   

Current guidance states that up to 30 attendees are permitted in Wales, while in Scotland, ceremonies and receptions are limited to 20 people, and numbers are dependent on the venue in Northern Ireland.  

Romance is alive: The pair will now celebrating what would have been their wedding with a fish lunch in Cornwall at a restaurant they've tried to get into for 'years' (pictured in 2018) 

The duo met when they were both working on BBC's The Voice and he popped the question in Cornwall three years later. 

Ricky recently revealed that them being forced to spend more time together in lockdown has proven they're meant to be together. 

The media personality compared the pandemic to retirement and enthused knowing they can handle each other in that environment is 'really good'. 

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