Michelle knew Mark was 'the one' straight away

Michelle Keegan wants a big family with fiancé Mark 

The Coronation Street actress, 26, got engaged to Mark, 27, last September and is looking forward to settling down and having kids with the ex-TOWIE hunk.

‘The idea of marriage is so appealing and with Mark I knew straight away,’ Michelle tells the Daily Mail.

‘I want four children. My mum’s told me how exhausting it is but when the time comes I’ll be ready.’

The couple are planning to wed next year but currently spend a lot of time apart while Michelle films her final scenes for Corrie in Manchester and Essex boy Mark stays down south.

They try to meet up as much as possible and Michelle couldn’t wait to hang out with her man at the weekend, Tweeting: ‘So excited to see my @MarkWright_ tonight. ❤️.’

Michelle headed to Essex with family including cousins Katie Fearnehough and Lauren Bell, where they enjoyed a meal at Chigwell eatery Sheesh with Mark on Saturday.

Stunning Michelle‘s loved ones later stayed at boutique hotel Blue Boar in Abridge and Mark was very pleased with the service there.

‘Massive thanks to the one and only @BlueBoarAbridge for looking after all of @michkeegan family this weekend. Amazing place. !! 👍👍,’ Tweeted Mark.

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