Emmerdale couple Mark Jordon and Laura Norton announce engagement

Emmerdale stars Mark Jordon and Laura Norton have announced they’re engaged.

The 53-year-old revealed the very exciting news on social media, telling fans that he proposed to Laura, who plays Kerry Wyatt on the soap – and that she said ‘yes’!

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Well 2018 had some of the highest highs and the lowest lows. Really got to feel the love of true friends.

‘Feel blessed by the support of my children and elated to have heard the word “yes “ from the most beautiful woman in the world @lawrencenotrin.’

Fans of the real-life soap couple were quick to send congratulatory messages to the pair, with one saying: ‘Huge congratulations and much love. Have a glorious 2019 .’

Another wrote: ‘Huge congratulations to you both ’.

A third commented: ‘Massive congratulations to you and Laura. All the very best for your future together. ’.

This will be Mark’s second time at the altar, as he was previously married to actress Siobhan Finneran.

The two tied the knot in 1997, and stayed together for 17 years. They have two children together – Joseph and Poppy – but eventually got a divorce in 2014.

Speaking about their relationship, Mark said in June last year that he wasn’t rushing to propose as their relationship was perfect as it was.

He told the Daily Record: ‘I’m the luckiest man alive.

‘My kids adore her. We are a good family unit. She adores my kids, I’m loving work. I love this character and who I’m working with and have got the most beautiful girlfriend. My life could not be any better.’

He also revealed what it’s like to work with his real-life partner on set: ‘It’s great to have Laura on set because she allows me to go off and screw myself up. For both of us, it’s been good to be there for your partner.

‘So, weirdly, instead of it being odd to see your partner having a total meltdown, you can tell her how brilliant she was.’