Coronation Street stars Joe Duttine and Sally Carman get engaged during coronavirus lockdown

Coronation Street stars Joe Duttine and Sally Carman, who play Tim Metcalfe and Abi Franklin in the ITV soap, announced their happy news on social media.

Joe shared a picture on Twitter of the pair clinking glasses of champagne in the garden, with a stunning green-emerald ring seen on 38 year old Sally’s wedding finger.

The actor captioned the image: “She said yes everyone, convid 19 can f**k off…"

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Joe, 49, added in another Tweet: "Convid, covid, whuteva." [sic]

His followers flooded the comments section with messages of congratulation as one person said: “Wonderful news! Congratulations to you both, wishing you many happy years together.”

Another said: “Congratulations guys so happy for you (btw beautiful ring).”

A third wrote: “Such lovely news! HUGE congratulations to you both @sallycarman1.”

Sally re-tweeted Joe’s announcement of their news to her own account and wrote: “I did”, along with a yellow heart emoji.

Sally shared the same image of them clinking glasses on her Instagram and wrote: "So this happened…#yes.”

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She shared another stunning image of the pair celebrating their engagement in the sun-soaked garden, as they sipped on the champagne while gazing at each other.

Sweetly captioning the image, she wrote: "We’ve got each other."

Joe has starred on Corrie since 2013 as cab boss Tim, while Sally joined in 2017 as Seb Franklin's drug-addicted mum Abi.

It is believed the pair began dating after Sally joined the cobbles.

They confirmed their romance when they were pictured holding hands as they arrived at the Coronation Street summer party in Manchester last year.

A source told The Sun: "Both Joe and Sally had been single for a while and just met at the right time in their lives.

"Sally thinks Joe is a funny and caring guy and he’s really fallen for her, too."

The insider added: "They’ve now told their castmates and everyone thinks it’s a match made in heaven."

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