The chef popped the question at Weatherfield’s charity fun run
Dig out your hats – there’s a Corrie wedding on the cards! In tonight’s second episode of the ITV soap, Robert Preston popped the question to girlfriend Michelle Connor – and she said yes!
It looked like the chef had ruled out any thoughts of romance for Valentine’s Day when he failed to buy his beloved ‘Chelle so much as a card. But his girlfriend was later in for a big surprise at the ‘Run For your Wife’ charity race. As Michelle crossed the finish line, Robert dropped to bended knee in Coronation Street.
“Michelle, I love the bones of you; you’re the love of my life,” declared the smitten chef, before whipping out a ring and saying those all-important four words: “Will you marry me?”
“Yes, course I will!” replied a delighted Michelle, as the rest of the street residents whooped and cheered.
It will be a case of third time lucky for Robert, who has two failed marriages under his belt. Tracy Barlow was his first wife – the pair married way back in 1996, but split in 2002. He then went on to marry feisty blonde Joni, but the pair went their separate ways in 2015, shortly after Robert returned to Weatherfield.
Michelle Connor, meanwhile, has been married just the once, to Steve McDonald. The pair exchanged vows in 2015, but split last year when she found out that he’d secretly fathered Leanne Battersby’s baby son, Oliver.
‘Richelle’ (or “Mobert” if you prefer) haven’t yet set a date for their big day. Will they follow in the footsteps of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and make 2018 the year they say “I do”?