EastEnders' Sharon in shock double proposal
'EastEnders' favourite Sharon Rickman is faced with a tough choice as both Jack Branning and Phil Mitchell propose to her during the soap's dramatic festive episodes
'EastEnders' character Sharon Rickman will receive two marriage proposals this Christmas.
As the soap enters its dramatic festive period, the Walford favourite - who returned to Albert Square earlier this year after a six year absence - will have to choose between boyfriend Jack Branning and long-time friend Phil Mitchell after they both pop the question.
Sharon has been pretending to be engaged to Phil in recent months in a bid to persuade social services to allow him to foster granddaughter Lexi, but Sharon is stunned when he proposes for real.
Actress Letitia Dean explained to Inside Soap magazine: "All I can say is that when Phil proposes, it's a total 'doof-doof' moment. Sharon is completely speechless."
Sharon is currently dating Jack, but couldn't refuse helping her old friend, although she doesn't realise Phil has real feelings for her.
Letitia added: "She has a great fondness for him, and he's always been there for her. Sharon's never wondered about whether she loves Phil, though. Marrying him isn't something that has crossed her mind until he proposes."
The 'EastEnders' stalwart is further conflicted when boyfriend Jack takes her to visit the grave of his baby son, James.
Letitia said: "Sharon had no idea about James, and it brings her closer to Jack. But is that really a reason to marry someone? I can't say what she does next. She might decide not to say 'yes' to either of them."