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Monday 23rd September 2019

Hollyoaks: Real-life couple Luke Jerdy and Daisy Wood-Davis announce engagement

He popped the question on holiday

Soap star couple Luke Jerdy and Daisy Wood-Davis have got engaged.

The Hollyoaks actor took to Instagram to reveal he popped the question to his former co-star during their holiday in Greece - and was delighted when she accepted his proposal.

He wrote: "She said yes. Daisy Wood-Davis is going to be my wife. I'll take that. (sic)"

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αυτή είπε ναι 🇬🇷 (she said yes) 💍 @daisy_wood_davis is going to be my wife. I’ll take that.

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Daisy also took to social media to express her happiness at being engaged, and admitted she cannot wait to marry her "best friend".

She wrote: "On Thursday evening Luke Jerdy asked me to marry him by the beach in front of my family.

"I've never felt a happiness like this. It's so surreal but nothing has ever felt more natural.

She said yes. Daisy Wood-Davis is going to be my wife. I'll take that.

"I can't wait to marry my best friend and celebrate how lucky we are to have found what we have. (sic)"

What's more, she praised Luke - who plays Jesse Donovan on the Channel 4 soap - for designing the engagement ring "of [her] dreams".

She added: "Not to mention, he designed me the engagement ring of my DREAMS. I have spent the last few days staring lovingly at him and the ring in equal measure (maybe more the ring) Let the celebrations commence! (sic)"

Fans and co-stars were quick to congratulate the couple, with Nikki Sanderson, who plays Maxine Minniver, saying: "Awwww, congratulations. So happy for you both."

Jake Quickenden, who will guest-star in Hollyoaks in October, said: "Congrats you two."

And Chelsee Healey (Goldie McQueen) wrote: "So happy for you both."

Nadine Mulkerrin, who plays Cleo McQueen and is expecting her first child with co-star fiancé Rory Douglas-Speed left a series of heart emojis.

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Daisy previously played Kim Butterfield on Hollyoaks from 2014 until her departure in 2018, and last year she admitted she wasn't a big fan of sharing scenes with her significant other.

She said: "We've only had one or two scenes together, I get nervous. I don't like it.

"I'm not used to behaving myself around him or being serious. He was at my [character's] wedding to Esther."