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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