Congratulations are in order for Coronation Street star Alison King who is engaged to IT salesman boyfriend David Stuckley.
The 46-year-old actress is set to tie the knot following new love David’s proposal on a Mediterranean cruise.
Speaking publicly about her relationship for the first time Alison, who plays Carla Connor on the soap, said in a new interview she had ‘an inkling’ that David would propose and in readiness, also bought him a bit of bling to wear.
But it all very nearly went wrong when the threat of a storm came close to putting a spanner in the works.
The couple, who met through their shared personal trainer, sat down with OK! to talk about the romantic moment which took place days after their one-year anniversary.
Alison explained: ‘I’d bought him a Rolex as an engagement present too, and I took it along just in case he asked as I had an inkling he would!
‘But as we drove towards the port at Albufeira, there were black clouds over the sea. The taxi driver was like: “You’re going on a boat? You’re kidding, right?”.’
David added that the crew were all in on the proposal and thankfully didn’t cancel the trip. But as the ‘waves were huge’ they were forced to turn the boat back into the marina for the big moment.
‘I got really nervous and started stumbling over my words,’ David said.
‘I thought, I’ve got to ask her now, so it was then that I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. I got emotional!’
Alison of course said yes, and the pair are hoping to have a ‘nice party’ for the big day.
But the Corrie star is yet to decide on a dress because ‘I keep changing my mind’.
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