Warning: sunglasses advised


Let’s all pile down the Vic for a good old knees up, because Lacey Turner is engaged!

The actress – who plays Stacey Slater on EastEnders – is set to marry childhood sweetheart Matt Kay after he popped the question over the weekend.

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Sharing the happy news on his Instagram account, an ecstatic Matt wrote: ‘She said yes….ooooosssshhhhhhhh #fiance @laceyturner.’

The accompanying picture shows Matt grinning from ear to ear, whilst 28-year-old Lacey looks totally overwhelmed. And we’re not surprised, given the size of her ring. Check out that bling!

She said yes….ooooosssshhhhhhhh #fiance @laceyturner

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On careful inspection of the snap, it appears that the former Our Girl star is clutching a glass of something fizzy (Matt must’ve been a Boy Scout growing up – ‘be prepared’ and all that), and it looks like he popped the question aboard a boat (note the punter in the background). Classy!

We also can’t help but notice that Stacey – sorry, LACEY – is wearing a leopard print shirt. Kat Slater would definitely approve.

GIF Lacey Turner

The happy couple’s mate Josh Myers shared another snap of the moment Lacey said ‘yes’, writing: ‘Just wna say a huge congratulations to my best mates@laceyturner and @matty_overgrown on there engagement so happy for you both love you both so much
#best #mates #engaged #love #you #both#so #much ❤️❤️❤️’

His post also gave us another look at that sparkler from a different angle…

Yep, the boy’s done good.

Fans were quick to congratulate Lacey and Matt on their happy news, with one writing: ‘Congratulations from a Eastenders fan from The Netherlands…happy future together..xx’

Another posted: ‘Congratulations to you both, wishing you a lifetime of happiness x 🎉🍾💍’

September is proving to be a cracking month for Lacey so far, after she was named Best Soap Actress at the TV Choice Awards.