Nicola Thorp took to Instagram on Sunday to share the news actor Nikesh Patel had asked her to marry him – and she said yes!
Actress Nicola Thorp has announced her engagement to Nikesh Patel as she showed off her stunning ring.
The former Coronation Street star, 34, took to social media on Sunday to share the wonderful news after new hubby-to-be Nikesh, 38, popped the question.
Nicola, who played Nicola Rubinstein on the long-running soap until 2018 before a brief come back a year later, stood in a room full of balloons as she pointed the beautiful emerald to the camera.
Both Nicola and Nikesh pulled shocked faces as they took the selfie while dressed to impress. Actor Nikesh donned a white shirt and black bow tie combo, while his new fiancee wear a beautiful red number – with matching nail varnish.
Nikesh is famous for his roles on shows such as Indian Summers, Starstruck and the mini-series of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
As well as her time on the Corrie cobbles, Nicola has also appeared in The Guilty.
While she uploaded the snap without a caption, she was inundated with congratulatory message by many of her followers.
Among those posting well wishes was presenter Dermot O’Leary, who wrote: “Hey! The best news. Congrats x”
Queer Eye star Tan France also congratulated the pair, writing: “HUGE congrats, Nikesh. So happy for you guys!”
And Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington also sent a congratulatory message, as did Greg James in the form of two love heart emojis.
On her Instagram Story, Nicola showed off the pair cheering on Wrexham in their FA Cup game against Sheffield United.
The Welsh outfit drew the game 3-3 after a last-minute goal denied Ryan Reynolds’ team a famous victory.
Nicola first announced she was dating Nikesh in October 2021. She shared a loved-up snap of the pair at the time to mark his birthday.
The image, which showed Nicola looking fabulous in a black dress while hugging her suave beau, was partnered with the caption: “A birthday surprise.”
In his own shot at the time, Nikesh called the actress his “favourite human otter” while also labelling her a “megababe”.
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