Soap star Letitia Dean has revealed that her character Sharon Rickman will have to choose between love rivals Phil Mitchell and Jack Branning when they both pop the question over the festive season.

After vowing to Jack that he would steal Sharon away from him, Phil is the first to pop the question on New Year’s Day.

But Jack is hot on his heels and soon proposes to Sharon too, leaving her wondering which man, if any, she wants to marry.

Speaking of the shock proposal, Dean told the Radio Times: "It's a duff-duff moment - she is absolutely stunned and completely speechless. I can't say whether she says yes or not. You'll have to wait and see. Will she say yes to either of them?"

Who will Sharon choose?

The actress continued: "Sharon has always had a great fondness for Phil and he has always been there for her. She is very comfortable around him and they have a lot of history between them. She has never wondered about whether she loves him as marrying him is not something that has ever crossed her mind until now".

"Jack she's liked from the moment she met him. He is a lovely man and a great dad to Amy. He is kind, generous and very loving. They get on extremely well and have a lot of fun together. Their relationship is still really new and fresh."