Spring nuptials for Cath and Tom

Catherine Tyldesley and Tom Pitfield, of Standish
Catherine Tyldesley and Tom Pitfield, of Standish

CATHERINE Tyldesley is planning a spring wedding to Wigan beau Tom Pitfield.

The Coronation Street actress got engaged to the Standish-born fitness trainer last September and they are waiting until their baby son, Alfie is old enough to walk.

We wanted to wait until after his first birthday in March to tie the knot so he could be part of the big day

Catherine Tyldesley

She told Hello! magazine: “We wanted to wait until after his first birthday in March to tie the knot so he could be part of the big day.

“And from the way he’s already trying to hold himself up, he should be walking by then.”

She also revealed her Corrie co-star, Antony Cotton, is due to be one of her “bridesmen”.

Her dress is going to be a gown that’s “totally unlike any design I thought I would choose”, she said.

“It’s absolutely stunning - and I’ll feel like the luckiest girl in the world when I wear it to make my vows to Tom.”

The 32-year-old also said being a mother is her “best role ever, the best job in the world.”

And it is a good job Catherine’s relationship with Tom is strong, as she has been puckering up with Shayne Ward - but only for the sake of Corrie.

Catherine’s character Eva is about to start dating Aidan Connor, played by the former X Factor winner.

She told Heat: “Shayne’s lovely and the stuff they have given us is brilliant - some of it is truly hilarious.

“During the first kiss that we had, I was snogging his face off for about an hour and a half, thinking, ‘Oh my God, what have I eaten for lunch?’ I think I had something evil like garlic and onions, and I was thinking ‘I hope my breath is alright.’

“I’d brushed my teeth three times beforehand, so I think it was fine - but it is weird. Sometimes you just stand there and think ‘what a weird job I’ve got.’”

Catherine admitted she enjoys her work, referring to it as her “spiritual home,” but sometimes relishes quiet time.

She said: “If you want a bit of quiet time with your family, or if you’re feeling a bit tired and people start giving you gyp, or they try to take pictures of you while you’re eating - I hate that. I think it’s rude.”