They are engaged!

Catherine Tyldesley
Catherine Tyldesley
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CATHERINE Tyldesley and her Wigan boyfriend Tom Pitfield are engaged.

The couple, who only announced they were expecting a baby more than a week ago, enjoyed a romantic break in Venice, where former Standish High School pupil Tom popped the question.

The Coronation Street actress took to Twitter to announced her happy news.

She posted: “So pleased to tell you all that I’m going to be Mrs Pitfield. I said YES!!! Love you @TP_PTfitness So happy. What a year!!!”

Catherine, who plays Eva Price in the ITV soap, arrived at Manchester Airport from her break in Italy wearing the engagement ring – a rectangular diamond set in white gold with a dual band of diamonds.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: “Tom popped the question a few days ago. He wanted it to be very special.”

A spokesman for Catherine confirmed the engagement, which came after the star said her life had gone on “fast forward” but felt “100 per cent right”.

The 30-year-old also posted on Twitter that she was appearing on ITV’s Celebrity Squares, which is hosted by Warwick Davis, and starts next Wednesday at 8pm on Wednesday.