Posing in a flowing white dress and sporting an intricate up-do, Lucy Fallon’s latest Insta picture already had the feel of a wedding ceremony about it.
And the Corrie actress’s enigmatic caption did little to quash fans’ hopes that she might have her own nuptials on her mind.
Uploading the image of herself, boyfriend Tom and her cousin to her social media account, Lucy, who plays Bethany Platt in the soap, teased readers with the accompanying words:
“I would never ask ANYONE else to be my ‘plus one’. My beautiful cousin, my best friend (and my maid of honour) or my beautiful boyfriend (my ‘to be husband!) so this pic chose it xxxx”
Her Instagram followers immediately took this message to mean that Lucy was sharing some big news, and were quick to offer up their congratulations.
“Wait is she engaged now or is a long running joke they have?” demanded one, whilst another didn’t beat about the bush with a blunt: “Omg are you engaged?!!!”.
“Omg, congrats, I’m so happy for u, I can’t wait to see you in a wedding dress,” added another excited admirer.
Lucy didn’t return to the thread to say either way, but has in the past suggested that she and Tom are together for the long haul.
Speaking to OK! magazine in 2016, the actress said she and her then-partner-of-eight-months were looking to move in together and were ‘serious’.
“We haven’t actually got any solid plans at the moment, but we’re looking to buy a place together next year,” Lucy explained.
“We’re thinking of somewhere in Blackpool. Things are going really well and it’s serious.”
Loved-up Lucy has also previously discussed Tom’s romantic side, and shared details of all the sweet things he does in their relationship.
“He’s always surprising me and buying flowers,” she revealed last year, adding how he had also surprised her on Valentine’s day with a romantic break to the City of Love.
“I cried when I opened it! He did a build up to it so I had to open lots of little presents that were clues to where we were going,” she told OK! at the time.
“The Paris trip is probably the most romantic thing he’s ever done, but he actually does a lot of romantic things.”
But did he do something really romantic over Christmas is what we all want to know…