The soap stars celebrate Jack P Shepherd's engagement to Lauren Shippey...

Jack P Shepherd and Lauren Shippey step out in Manchester to celebrate their engagement with a number of pals.

The pair – who have been dating since they were 14 – take their daughter Nyla along to the bash at the Great John Street Hotel.

Jack keeps it casual in jeans and a baggy tee while Lauren is smart in a navy dress and flat sandals.

The couple’s little girl looks angelic in a pretty white dress.

Samia Smith – who stars alongside Jack in Coronation Street – is one of the first stars to arrive for the bash. She flashes a quick smile before heading inside with Will Thorp.

Ready to help pal Jack P Shepherd celebrate his happy news, Brooke Vincent ups the glamour in a silky silver jumpsuit.

The brunette twists her usually straight hair into tight curls and sets off her onesie with hot pink heels.

Sacha Parkinson makes just as much effort and displays her golden tan in a sexy one-shouldered mini-dress. With its seriously short hemline, the Grecian-inspired frock really shows off Sacha’s toned legs.

Other stylish guests include Catherine Tyldesley, Paula Lane and Holly Quin-Ankrah.

A few of Jack P Shepherd‘s co-stars bring along their partners.

Sue Nicholls clutches husband Mark Eden’s hand as redhead Mikey North keeps close to his pretty blonde girlfriend.

Sam Aston – who’s been in Coronation Street since 2004 – grins alongside partner Alyssa Stark.

Showing that he’s made loads of other showbiz mates throughout his career, Jack invites a number of other celebrities along to his and Lauren’s special night.

Hollyoaks hunk Chris Fountain turns up with Emmerdale’s Danny Miller. Both boys don their smartest suits.

And Boyzone heartthrob Keith Duffy makes an entrance with Footballers’ Wives hottie Ben Price.