Saira Choudhry, 40, has shared the happy news of her engagement in view of her 14,000 Instagram followers. Yesterday, the Coronation Street star revealed that her partner Marcus Jackson had popped the question in Edinburgh.
Saira, who plays Naila Badal in the popular ITV soap, revealed that Marcus had romantically got down on one knee on New Year’s Eve.
This engagement has been a long time in the making, as the couple first met a whopping 23 years ago.
Saira and Marcus were all smiles as they took a selfie outside Edinburgh Castle.
The thrilled bride-to-be showed off her new engagement ring, writing: “I said Yesss. Mrs Jackson it is then.”
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Saira had a recurring role on the cobbles between 2013 and 2019, and also appeared as Anita Roy in Hollyoaks between 2008 and 2011.
She has also portrayed Saira in BBC’s Life, and Tegan in Paul Abbott’s No Offence.
Most recently, Saira appeared as Nancy in BBC series Dodger, which is based on the character Artful Dodger from Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist.
Saira was inundated with congratulatory messages from delighted fans and fellow actors.