Catherine Tyldesley's 'movie-scene' proposal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 October 2014
Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley felt like she was in a movie when her boyfriend Tom Pitfield proposed to her on a bridge in Venice, Italy

Catherine Tyldesley felt like she was in a movie when her boyfriend proposed to her.

The 'Coronation Street' star - who plays Eva Price on the ITV soap - admits couldn't stop crying when her husband-to-be, Top Pitford, popped the question as the pair holidayed in the romantic city of Venice, in Italy.

Tom, 27, told OK! magazine: "I was keeping my eye out for somewhere nice to propose before the meal, but I played it down as much as possible because I wanted it to be a surprise. We found ourselves on a bridge looking over Venice, near St Mark's Square, which was quiet and perfect. I'd taken the ring with us, which I'd wrapped up like a parcel. I got it out and said, 'I want you to open this'."

Catherine continued: "I opened it, then when I got to the ring box, he took it back and got down on one knee and said, 'Will you marry me?' I couldn't stop crying, I said yes through my tears! I'm an emotional wreck anyway at the minute. We stayed at that bridge for an hour taking pictures. It was like being in a film."

The couple - who are expecting their first child together next spring - are yet to plan their big day, although Catherine, 31, insists they will wait until their baby son is old enough to be a part of the nuptials.

She explained: "We haven't set a date or booked a venue yet - we'll have the baby first - but we've spoken about bits and bobs.

"We both said it would be better when the baby's at least a year old because we want our son to be part of our wedding."

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