The actress walks down the aisle in secret

Ex-Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly has eloped with long-term boyfriend Ryan Clark.

The 33-year-old jetted to Vegas with Ryan, 33, to say her vows at the quaint Little Church Of The West – and even her family thought she was just going on holiday.

‘I love other people’s weddings, but I have never desired a big white wedding for myself,’ says Katherine.

‘We wanted to enjoy the day without all the usual planning and pressure.’

Katherine – who played Becky McDonald in Corrie before leaving in 2011 – got with Australian amateur boxer Ryan three years ago and he moved to the UK so they could be together.

The star wore a stunning loose-fitting gown for her special day and admits that she felt teary when she became Ryan‘s wife.

‘We’d been laughing and joking all day and then suddenly everything seemed to stop and we tried to get the words “I do” out without becoming emotional wrecks,’ Katherine tells Hello!

‘It was awesome. The day was everything we wanted.’

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