Reverend Richard Coles reveals he received Valentine's card from late partner

Reverend Richard Coles' partner David died in December, but arranged a Valentine's card before his passing. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland / Getty Images for St John Ambulance)

Reverend Richard Coles has received a Valentine's card from his late partner David Coles, two months on from his death.

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant revealed on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show's Pause For Thought segment that David had arranged the touching gesture for him before he passed.

Following an introduction from host Zoe Ball, the 57-year-old began: "Valentine’s Day, roses and chocolates, dinner for two, a carefully chosen card, with a carefully worded message, awaiting. Did you get one?

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"I did, from my beloved, which came as rather a surprise, not because he is unromantic or forgetful, but because he died in December.

"With remarkable foresight he arranged for me a Valentine’s card before he departed, and I’m very touched and grateful. And a bit surprised, because in widowhood you think your days of wine and roses are done. Not so."

Coles continued the segment by discussing his recent experience on a cruise where after observing the interactions between older passengers he noted that "romance is eternal".

His story was commended before Ball noted how he had been in their "hearts and thoughts".

Coles announced the death of his partner back in December, divulging that he had "been ill for a while".

Days later, he shared that he had been targeted by Christians who suggested David was "in hell".

The former Communards singer also said he had received a letter where the sender declared they were "happy" to hear of the death of his partner. Coles disclosed that he had turned the "hateful correspondence" into police for investigation.