Hollyoaks' Tegan Lomax actress Jessica Ellis reveals she's engaged to boyfriend Matt after romantic proposal

FORMER Hollyoaks star Jessica Ellis has revealed she is engaged after her partner Matt surprised her with a romantic proposal.

The 34-year-old, who played Tegan Lomax on the soap, announced the joyous news on her Instagram yesterday and was inundated with messages of congrats from her former co-stars.

Captioning the exciting post, which featured three photos, she penned: "Well yesterday was a bit of alright thanks to my fiancé @mtshaw91 🥰💁🏻‍♀️💅🏻💍🌈".

In the first photo, Jessica could be seen excitingly flashing her new ring while her fiancé Matt smiled behind her.

The TV star then captured herself holding a glass of champagne while pointing to her engagement ring while she and Matt posed on a rooftop with the London skyline behind them.

In the final shot, Jess gave her followers a close-up look at her engagement ring, which featured an eye-catching diamond and 10 different coloured gemstones on the gold band.

After sharing the post, Jess was inundated with messages of congratulations.

Former co-star Jennifer Metcalfe, who portrayed Mercedes McQueen, shared: "Congratulations 🎉 your ring is beautiful".  

While Gemma Merna, who played Carmel McQueen, penned: "Ah congratulations ❤️".

"Congratulations to you both darling! What a beautiful ring. Proper bit of you!! 😍💛," Anna Shaffer, who played Ruby Button on the soap, wrote.

Jessica left Hollyoaks in 2018 and revealed at the time that she had to keep her shock exit a secret for six months.

The actress left the show after Tegan was crushed by a falling tree, and it's been a heartbreaking exit for her too.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Jessica said: "I'm so sad. It was really sad because we're actually really good friends and they have become my family.

"I've known about six months. I had to keep it a secret but obviously my family knew but… I think Kieron's still in denial."

She added of her emotional final scenes: "A lot of it was genuine tears. It was heartbreaking.

"My mum and dad came in to watch filming and I didn't know it was that day, it was just because I had a full day filming and they spent the entire day watching me die."

She added: "I don't really like change. I like routine and being in a place and I'm going to miss that."

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