Cheryl Fergison and Yassine El Jamouni announce their engagement

Cheryl Fergison is to marry her 25-year-old Moroccan internet lover Yassine El Jamouni, proving she’s luckier in love than her EastEnders character Heather Trott.

The actress, 46, met the jewellery seller (who’s not a goat herder as claimed!) online.

After a series of dates in Morocco, the couple realised they should be together forever.

Yassine did the most beautiful marriage proposal, it really made me cry,’ reveals Cheryl.

‘On Christmas Day he made a path of tealights and rose petals leading from the hall to the bedroom.

‘As I walked along the lit path, on the wall he had written: “Beautiful, loving, caring, passionate, warm, sweet, romantic, adorable – these are all the reasons…”

‘And when I got to the bedroom on the bed in rose petals he wrote the words: “Will you marry me?”

‘He had put the ring in a small wooden treasure chest on the bed and took it out, got down on one knee and put the ring on my finger.

‘I cried like a baby and said: “Yes, of course I will!”‘

Smitten Cheryl has been married once before and has an 11-year-old son by her ex-husband.

‘I’ve waited a long time to find my angel, and Yassine is my angel,’ she beams.

truly believe I am being looked after from above, and he is my angel on

Esme Riley