Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote has announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend.

She may be cheating on the cobbles, but in real life 22-year-old actress Georgia May Foote is a one man lady, having recently becoming engaged to her childhood sweetheart.

The couple, who have been friends since childhood, have been in a relationship for the past seven years. They got engaged several weeks ago and have been quietly celebrating with friends and family.

A Coronation Street spokesperson said: “They got engaged a few weeks ago and are very happy. They have no immediate plans to get married.”

Known to the public only as John, Georgia recently explained how her fiancé likes to keep out of the limelight. She said: ““He copes well with my fame. He is protective when we go out, he keeps an eye out for troublemakers and helps me avoid attention.

“We went to school together, so he’s grown up with me doing television. He’s not one for red carpets.

"If I was going somewhere and it was VIP, he’d ask, ‘Why can’t you go in the normal bit?’. He’s low-key.”

The actress, who plays Katy Armstrong in the soap, is currently in the middle of a cheating storyline. Viewers have watched Katy become increasingly attracted to Ryan Connor after the pair began working together at Dev’s kebab shop.

Things get messy this week when Chesney asks Katy to marry him, unaware of her infidelity.

Speaking about Chesney’s proposal Georgia said: "I think she just really wants the ground to swallow her up, because she knows deep down that she shouldn't be getting married and she feels awful for what she's done.

"But she feels as though she's got no choice but to say yes because he asks her in front of everybody."