'Coronation Street' star Paula Lane to marry

Actress Paula Lane has used Twitter to tell the world that she and childhood sweetheart Tom Shaw are now engaged, reports RTE.ie.

The ‘Coronation Street’ star plays the part of Kylie Platt on the popular soap opera and was the bride in an on-screen wedding earlier this year. Next time she goes down the aisle it looks set to be for real, after Shaw proposed during a break in York.

Lane has been with her boyfriend since she was 17 years old and they will now be considering the details of their own ceremony, such as which wedding reception venue they will use on the day.

According to Mail Online, the couple are already living together after having met at college in Huddersfield as teens. Following the proposal, the 25-year-old tweeted: “Yesterday was the most amazing day! I went to York a girlfriend and came back a fiancée! Tom Shaw – engaged r us!”

The news provider noted that the actress’s path to matrimony has been far more traditional than her Corrie character’s story. While Lane has waited more than seven years to get engaged, Kylie fell in love with bad-boy David Platt on a holiday in Tenerife and married him soon after.

Lane followed up her announcement by thanking well-wishers on Twitter and suggesting it will be the “best Christmas ever” for her.