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Max Parker and Kris Mochrie engaged

Max Parker and Kris Mochrie are engaged (c) Instagram credit:Bang Showbiz
Max Parker and Kris Mochrie are engaged (c) Instagram credit:Bang Showbiz

Max Parker and Kris Mochrie have got engaged.

The 'Emmerdale' stars - who played on-screen brothers Luke and Lee Posner respectively - are set to take their relationship to the next level after Max popped the question during a romantic proposal on the beach.

Sharing a series of photos from his proposal, along with a secretly-filmed video clip of him asking Kris to marry him, Max wrote on Instagram: "He deserves the world, but the best I could do was promise him my heart. HE SAID YES! Happiest moment of my life. @krismoc my Fiancé."

Kris - who has been dating his co-star since 2020 - shared a similar set of pictures and admitted he was elated that his "best friend" had popped the question.

He gushed on his own Instagram account: "The beautiful soul that is my best friend asked me to marry him yesterday. I can’t begin to describe how happy I am.

"I love him beyond words, we laugh every single day and I’m so so grateful that he came in to my life."

The actor was particularly touched by the efforts Max had gone to to create a sentimental engagement ring for the surprise proposal.

He added: "I had no idea at all! But it was just perfect… I mean this film says it all. Max had asked my Mum for any jewellery that my Gran had. Mum still had my Grans locket and he has had it made in to the middle of the engagement ring on the inside. So so special.

"Thank you to the job that brought us together, our incredible family and friends. And the amazing love from you all. I'm a very lucky boy. WE ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!!! xxx".

Back in September 2020, Kris revealed he was dating his former co-star.

He said: "It's great to meet someone through work and have so many things in common and an understanding of each other's jobs ... We didn't actually share any scenes together on 'Emmerdale' but kept in touch after I left. I don't want to jinx things. We are seeing how we get on. We had a great time on holiday in Dubai. Let's see how it goes."