Chris Bisson's 'worrying' proposal
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 November 2016
'Emmerdale' star Chris Bisson "worried" he would drop his partner's engagement ring into a waterfall when he was getting ready to propose and didn't get down on one knee for "health and safety" reasons
Chris Bisson didn't get down on one knee to propose because he was scared he'd tumble into a waterfall.
The 'Emmerdale' actor recently popped the question to his partner of 10 years, Rowena Finn - who he has kids Harry, three, and 11-month-old Ella with - beside the picturesque feature, but admitted he didn't ask her to marry him in the traditional way for "health and safety reasons".
He said: "I was also worried about dropping the ring in the water because my hand was shaking,"
After waiting 10 years to be asked the big question, Rowena admitted she was "shocked" when Chris finally uttered those all-important words.
Rowena added: "All my friends said it was obvious Chris was going to propose after 10 years, but to me it wasn't because I'd already waited 10 years. Every anniversary I was hoping I'd get a ring.
"I was in shock. The ring blew me away. Then I thought, 'Let's get off this ledge!' I finally said yes and the ring fitted perfectly. It was amazing. We both got a little emotional."
Chris - who plays Jai Sharma in the soap - admitted he feels even closer to his bride-to-be after popping the question.
He said: "I feel a different sort of closeness because wherever Row goes I know she's wearing her engagement ring. It's nice to know it's on her finger and she's coming back."
The couple's kids will also play a huge part in their big day.
Rowena added to OK! magazine: "Harry will be a pageboy and Ella will be a flower girl.
"Having children has taken our relationship to a whole new level. They complete us."
The full interview with Chris and Rowena is in the latest issue of OK! magazine.