EastEnders star Lacey Turner announces her engagement

Big congratulations to Lacey Turner, who has announced her engagement! The 28-year-old actress, who plays Stacey Slater in EastEnders, is set to tie the knot with her boyfriend Matt after he popped the question during a romantic holiday in Venice. The proposal itself came as a bit of a shock to Lacey, as shown in sweet snapshot shared by her new fiancé on Instagram to announce their happy news.



EastEnders star Lacey Turner is engaged to her boyfriend Matt

Matt, who owns a barber business with a friend, uploaded a photo taken moments after he asked Lacey to marry him, showing the visibly-stunned star proudly showing off her beautiful new diamond ring. "She said yes oooosssshhhhhh #fiance @laceyturner," he captioned the Instagram photo.

Fans of the actress have since rushed to congratulate the happy couple on their engagement. "Hope you will be happy together forever," read one sweet message. "@LaceyTurner congratulations to you and Matt, I'm so happy for you both xxx," wrote another follower.

A friend of the couple shared a second image taken moments after the proposal

A close friend of Lacey and Matt's also shared his joy at the news, alongside a second image of the couple celebrating their engagement on Instagram. "Just wna say a huge congratulations to my best mates@laceyturner and @matty_overgrown on there engagement so happy for you both love you both so much!" the pal wrote alongside.

The news tops off a fantastic month for Lacey, who was recently named Best Actress at the TV Choice Awards. She saw off some stiff competition to win the prize for her role as Stacey in the hit BBC One soap - coincidentally, her character recently tied the knot with Martin Fowler, played by James Bye.


Fans have rushed to congratulate the happy couple

Back in May, Lacey was also recognised with the Best Actress Award at the British Soap Awards, beating EastEnders co-star Rakhee Thakrar, Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter and Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe to take home the trophy.