Emmerdale star Fiona Wade has announced that she and former co-star Simon Cotton are engaged.  

Wade, who plays Priya Sharma on the ITV soap, took to Instagram to share the couple's happy news.

"Two days ago this beautiful man asked me to be his wife," she said.

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"There has never been an easier answer to a question… Yes! Feel so incredibly blessed."

The couple confirmed they were in a relationship last year. Cotton played Hugh Bryant on Emmerdale in 2017.

Last month Emmerdale's Michelle Hardwick revealed she had proposed to her girlfriend, the soap's producer Kate Brooks.

Emmerdale airs weeknights on Virgin Media One and ITV.