As we reported earlier this week, in the New Year, Phil Mitchell is set to propose to Sharon Rickman, and unlike the last time he placed an engagement ring on her finger, this time his offer of marriage is a real one!
However, Phil (Steve McFadden) isn’t the only Walford male hearing the sound of wedding bells in his head as it turns out that Sharon’s boyfriend Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) is also going to propose to her.
And as I mentioned in the title of this post, I wonder if Sharon (Letitia Dean) holds some kind of a record for having the most proposals of marriage ever, because of course she nearly married fiancé John Hewland – who she ditched at the altar before returning to the Square earlier this year – and prior to that, she was married to Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman).
Before Dennis, Sharon was married to Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp) and before that even – in 1987 – Sharon was engaged to curate Duncan Boyd, but she later called off the wedding. And in 2002, Sharon was engaged to Tom Banks, but he died while rescuing Little Mo Slater from a house that her violent ex-husband had set alight…
So by now, Sharon must have a collection of engagement rings that Tiffany’s would be jealous of, but as mentioned, in the New Year, she could add another one, but who – if anyone – will Sharon say ‘yes’ to?
Well, Letitia isn’t giving that away, but of the two proposals, she told Radio Times, “It’s a duff-duff moment – she is absolutely stunned and completely speechless.
“I can’t say whether she says yes or not. You’ll have to wait and see.”
She added, “Sharon has always had a great fondness for Phil and he has always been there for her.
“She is very comfortable around him and they have a lot of history between them.
“She has never wondered about whether she loves him as marrying him is not something that has ever crossed her mind until now…
“Jack she’s liked from the moment she met him. He is a lovely man and a great dad to Amy.
“He is kind, generous and very loving. They get on extremely well and have a lot of fun together.
“Their relationship is still really new and fresh.”
Well, if I were Jack and Phil, and determined to marry Sharon, I’d make sure I’d got my funeral all planned and paid for first…
Here’s a reminder of the moment poor Sharon lost her beloved Dennis, who is of course the father of her son of the same name…