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Emmerdale star Eden Taylor-Draper reveals why she would never propose to her boyfriend in real life

Eden Taylor-Draper reveals why she would never propose to the man in real life credit:Bang Showbiz
Eden Taylor-Draper reveals why she would never propose to the man in real life credit:Bang Showbiz

Eden Taylor-Draper would not propose to her boyfriend - unlike her 'Emmerdale' character.

The 26-year-old actress - who recently moved in with boyfriend Ed Lewis after eight years of dating - plays not Belle Dingle on the ITV1 soap opera and her character popped the question to Tom King (James Chase) at Christmas, but she will not be getting down on one knee in real life even though it was her mum who proposed to her dad.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "My boyfriend and I are happy. We live together now and he is very supportive of my role in Emmerdale. Stereotypically, it’s the guy who tends to get down on one knee, and getting married is all Belle has ever wanted, which is why she proposed.

"But no, I won’t be proposing if I ever marry – even though my mum did!

"Dad kept asking mum for ages to marry him, but she kept saying ‘no, not yet’. Then, when she realised he had stopped asking her, she was like ‘oh no, what do I do?’ So, she asked him on New Year’s Eve. It was so cool that she did."

The soap star also teased that there is "a lot" coming up for her alter-ego when it comes to her on-screen nuptials including one incident that leads her character to questioning everything about her decision to get married in the first place.

She said: "A lot happens at the reception. I won’t say what, but I think that does change things a bit, as she can tell he’s getting annoyed about little things. I think she is just saying to herself ‘it is fine, it’s fine,’ and then, right at the end of the day, something happens that just makes her think, ‘have I done the right thing? Is this the right man for me?’"