Emmerdale‘s Amy Walsh and EastEnders‘ Toby-Alexander Smith got engaged last summer and are now looking back on how the proposal came about.
The two soap stars have been an item since first meeting in the audience of Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 and have a daughter, Bonnie.
Smith, known for playing villain Gray Atkins on EastEnders, originally intended to pop the question on the beach, but explained things went a little differently.
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“My plan was to have a few cocktails and walk Amy to the beach and get down on one knee, but she kept insisting on staying at the venue because she thought it was so beautiful,” he told OK! magazine.
“At one point I thought I’m going to have to text the family and say, ‘Abort mission, it’s not happening!'” he added.
“Then naturally, things came up in conversation about us spending the rest of our lives together and I seized the opportunity.”
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Walsh, known for playing Tracy Metcalfe on Emmerdale, wasn’t expecting her now-fiancé to actually propose.
“I was in disbelief! I thought he wouldn’t be on that page, as we were so all-consumed by Bonnie. I was so happy and obviously said yes and just picked the ring out of the box and put it on myself!” she shared.
“I asked Toby if anyone else knew, and when he said he’d told my family I burst into tears. It was that feeling of them all knowing it was about to happen and how thoughtful he’d been. Time stood still.”
The couple plan on tying the knot in 2024, probably abroad.
Emmerdale airs on weeknights at 7.30pm on ITV1, and streams on ITVX.
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