Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick is engaged

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 January 2014
Michelle Hardwick, who plays Vanessa Woodfield

Michelle Hardwick

'Emmerdale' star Michelle Hardwick got engaged to her girlfriend Rosie Nicholl on New Year's Eve (31.12.13) while holidaying in the Gran Canaria

'Emmerdale' star Michelle Hardwick has got engaged.

The 36-year-old actress - who plays the feisty vet Vanessa Woodfield in the ITV soap - popped the question to her girlfriend Rosie Nicholl on New Year's Eve (31.12.13) while on holiday.

Speaking on BBC Radio Leeds, she explained: "We were in Gran Canaria on holiday and it was about 9.30 at night and I got down on one knee.

"I'd had the ring for over a year. My mum is the manager of a jewellers so I'd had it sized and everything. I was thinking, 'I hope it still fits!' and it did. I was thinking, 'Her fingers will have swollen up with the heat of Gran Canaria', but it was fine."

She added: "I was very nervous. I was going to do it on Christmas morning, but then we got a phone call from Rosie's younger sister saying, 'Guess what, I'm engaged!' I thought, 'Oh, that's done that then!'"

However, Michelle - who has been dating Rosie for two years - is adamant the wedding won't take place this year, but she has her eye on a "quite a big do" when they finally tie the knot.

Although the pair won't be having a magazine covering their big day as they want it to just be friends and family present.

Michelle explained: "I don't think we're going to go down that road [...] I think as far as the actual wedding day goes, it's for us and family and friends to enjoy."

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