EastEnders spoilers follow.
Earlier this week, EastEnders viewers saw Rocky Cotton (Brian Conley) propose to Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth).
When asked why Rocky decided to propose, Conley said: “Rocky’s got a lot of things wrong recently, not huge things, but he wants to apologise to Kathy. The trouble is that Kathy gets the wrong end of the stick during his apology and thinks he’s proposing!”
On the proposal scene itself, Conley said: “I was really chuffed when I found out I would be singing, ‘Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?’ for the scene because it’s so romantic!
“He’s not quite in the same league as me, romance-wise, because I proposed to my wife dressed as a knight in armour with a full choir backing me!”
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The actor also hinted at possible trouble for the couple, saying: “But I’m really glad that Rocky has finally plucked up the courage to pop the question – albeit accidentally – but watch this space because if I know Rocky, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
Conley said that it was love at first sight for Rocky: “From the very first moment he met her [he knew she was the one]! How can you not fall in love with Kathy? She looks a million dollars. But it was love at first sight for Rocky, and it’s taken Kathy some time to come around to that.”
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However, it’s not always been smooth sailing for the pair, as Conley explained: “Of course, they did have a big break-up last Christmas when it came out that Rocky wasn’t really who he said he was, but over the last year, he’s clawed his way back into her good graces.
“Kathy realised that Rocky was pushed into pretending to be Sonia’s dad by Dotty. He’s also done a lot to help and support Kathy over the past year, like when Ben was going through hell, because he loves her. Rocky is absolutely over the moon with how it’s all panned out.”
EastEnders airs on Mondays – Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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