Hollyoaks star Jimmy Essex engaged to boyfriend Charles

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  • Former Hollyoaks star Jimmy Essex has announced his engagement to musician boyfriend Charles in a sweet Instagram post.

    The actor – who played hairdresser Adam Donovan on the hit Channel 4 soap before being killed off last year – shared the snap of the happy couple kissing on holiday in Sri Lanka.

    The picture also showed Jimmy holding a ring box open revealing his unique engagement ring.

    He captioned it with the words: ‘So … this happened’, alongside a diamond ring emoji.

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    So … this happened. 💍

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    The post attracted more than 19,000 likes and fans were quick to offer the pair their congratulations.

    One wrote: ‘@jimmy_essex ahhhh I’m so happy for you ♥ you honestly deserve nothing but the best x’

    While another added: ‘Huge congratulations to you both. So bloody happy for you xxx’

    A third continued: ‘Congratulations !! .. could see what an amazing couple you made when I met you Yarmouth ❤❤ xxx’

    A host of fellow celebs also offered the husbands-to-be their best wishes.

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    Hollyoaks co-star Tamara Wall, who plays Grace Black, gushed: ‘Best thing ever!!!!!!!!!!’

    Hollyoaks actress Chelsee Healy, who plays Goldie McQueen, added: ‘Ahhhhh congrats’

    While Blue singer and former Hollyoaks star Duncan James added: ‘Awwwwwww massive congrats guys xxx’

    X Factor star Marcus Collins also chimed in with the words: ‘CONGRATULATIONS YOU TWO’

    Charles, who’s surname has not been reported, posted an identical snap of the couple on his Instagram account, this time including two more images of a smiling Jimmy accepting his proposal.

    One excited fan wrote: ‘Congrats guys! hope you have a wonderful life together!’

    While another added: ‘OMG THIS HAS MADE MY DAY’

    He wrote: ‘6 years and counting… He said yes.’

    34-year-old Jimmy has been dating Charles since 2013 and the couple has chronicled every stage of their love story via their Instagram accounts.

    In 2017 Jimmy marked the couple’s four-year anniversary by sharing a picture captioned with the words: ‘Thank you for putting up with me, 4 years!! You must be mental! I love you.@charlesmusic_’

    A huge congratulations to Jimmy and Charles, and we’re on a countdown until the Big Day!

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