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EastEnders star Louisa Lytton tells mindblowing engagement story for the first time

Louisa's boyfriend proposed a year ago today

Bridie Wilkins

EastEnders actress Louisa Lytton, who plays Ruby Allen in the BBC soap, got engaged to her boyfriend Ben after he proposed during a holiday to the Maldives in May 2019, but Ben put a lot more thought into popping the question than just getting down on one knee. In an Instagram post shared on Wednesday morning to mark a year since the day, Louisa told the story of what might be the most romantic engagement we have ever heard, alongside a series of photos.

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"A year ago today @bennnyy__ took me to the most wonderful place in the world for my 30th, little did I know he had even bigger plans. The morning we arrive he let me have a photo session, a lazy coffee, go to the gym, have breakfast, made me watch him 'fly his drone'. All before he proposed, he was as calm as a cucumber all morning. I had NO idea. It was the best day of my life. Happy engagement anniversary if that is a thing? Love you @bennnyy__ can't wait to be your wife, whenever that may be."    

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The photos showed Louisa posing next to the ocean, in the gym, the breakfast that the couple shared together, and a shot taken by someone else at the hotel with Ben on one knee on a platform above the sea. The last picture in Louisa's series was a screenshot of her on FaceTime to her friends as she revealed her engagement ring.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The couple had intended on tying the knot in New York this summer, but their plans are up in the air amid the coronavirus pandemic. During a Q&A on her Instagram Stories, one fan asked if the EastEnders star's nuptials were still going ahead. She responded: "Please, please, please, let it be… It's not for a little while, so I think we're going to be alright. But it's a scary time for everyone."

She added, "I keep going through waves. One minute, I'm really, really scared and anxious and nervous and worried for every family member. And then I sort of have to tell myself that we're all in the same boat. We're all in this together, and that's the only thing we've got going for us." 

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