Wedding bells are ringing in Weatherfield today!
Mikey North, who plays Gary Windass on Coronation Street, has revealed that he's engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Rachael Isherwood.
The actor announced the happy news in a recent interview with OK! magazine, saying he was "shaking like a leaf" before he popped the question.
Mikey surprised Rachael by getting down on one knee during a romantic trip to England's Lake District. "I've always told her that if and when I propose, she'd never see it coming," he said.
"We were staying in a lovely hotel in the Lake District and we were getting ready for dinner when I told her I had a birthday surprise for her outside… I told her to shut her eyes. When she opened them I was down on one knee with the ring."
As for the ring, Rachael said she barely even noticed the sparkler because she was so shocked. "I was really happy and, at the time, I didn't care about the ring. I was like 'come here and give me a hug!'" she said.
Mikey and Rachael met on a night out in 2013, and the Coronation Street actor said he knew instantly that Rachael was special. "I saw her and watched her across the bar, in probably a quite creepy way!" he said. "When I first saw Rachael I turned to my friend and said: 'That is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen.' I knew straight away."
Congrats to the happy couple!