"Coronation Street" star Sonia Ibrahim has got engaged to her "perfect" boyfriend following a romantic proposal at Manchester Town Hall.
The actress - who plays Mel Maguire in the ITV soap - was left completely stunned when her partner Arron got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife amidst the surroundings of the beautiful building.
Sonia took to her Instagram account to share a photo of the special moment and admitted she can't wait to tie the knot.
Alongside the picture, she wrote: "I'M ENGAGED this is the moment my beautiful husband to be asked me to be his wife. I honestly couldn't ask for a more perfect man to be my soon to be husband. (sic)"
Sonia has revealed that Arron's decision to pop the question took her totally by surprise but she is delighted he was brave enough to propose and they are both very excited to take their relationship to the next level.
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News newspaper, she shared: "I'm so happy to be engaged. He is my best friend as well as my partner and we're excited to spend the rest of our lives together! Although we'd discussed the possibility of it happening one day, I wasn't expecting it anytime soon so it was a huge surprise."
Revealing more details about the spot he chose to ask her to be his wife, Sonia added: "Without going into too much detail, he took me to Manchester Town Hall pretending we were supposed to be trying a new restaurant in there. Upstairs is a beautiful space which they call "The Bees" where we stood talking. He then surprised me by getting down on his knee with the ring in his hand. I burst into tears and of course said yes! It was the most special moment of my life and we couldn't be happier. We've been together for a long time and it feels like the right time to take our relationship to the next level."
Sonia has rarely been off screens in "Corrie" recently as she is at the centre of the shocking sex ring storyline which has seen older man Nathan Curtis - Mel's boss at his beauty salon - groom teenager Bethany Platt, played by Lucy Fallon.
The storyline has seen Nathan (Chris Harper) pimp his girlfriend out to his friends and the plot in the ITV soap is set to get much darker before Bethany can escape Nathan's evil clutches.