Coronation Street’s Alex Bain, 20, announces he is engaged to girlfriend Mollie Lockwood, 19

‘I can’t spend my life with anyone else’: Coronation Street’s Alex Bain, 20, announces engagement to girlfriend Mollie Lockwood, 19

Alex Bain has announced that he has popped the question to his girlfriend of two years, Mollie Lockwood.

The 20-year-old Kroningsgade The actor is famous for his role as Simon Barlow on the popular soap, which he has played since 2008.

Alex revealed the news for the first time in a joint interview with Mollie, 19, and confessed they have been secretly engaged for a whole year.

Congratulations!  Alex Bain has announced that he has popped the question to his girlfriend of two years, Mollie Lockwood

Congratulations! Alex Bain has announced that he has popped the question to his girlfriend of two years, Mollie Lockwood

Mollie explained that Alex got down on one knee last October on a romantic date night.

The lovebirds then broke the happy news to their friends and families over Christmas, two months later.

Talking to OKAY! magazineAlex hissed, ‘I can’t spend my life with anyone else.’

Under wraps: Alex revealed the news for the first time in a joint interview with Mollie, 19, admitting they've been secretly engaged for a whole year

Under wraps: Alex revealed the news for the first time in a joint interview with Mollie, 19, admitting they’ve been secretly engaged for a whole year

Explaining why the couple kept the news a secret for so long, Mollie said: ‘We wanted to enjoy that special time together, just the two of us, for a while.’

Speaking about her nerves, Alex said: ‘I thought, “If I don’t do it now, I’m going to keep getting more and more nervous!” I was pretty sure she’d say yes, but I still walled it off.’

Alex became a father at 17 when his then boyfriend Levi Selby gave birth to their daughter Lydia-Rose aged just 16.

Main role: The 20-year-old Coronation Street actor is famous for his role as Simon Barlow on the popular soap, which he has played since 2008 (pictured in the show in 2021)

Main role: The 20-year-old Coronation Street actor is famous for his role as Simon Barlow on the popular soap, which he has played since 2008 (pictured in the show in 2021)

At the time, a source told The Sun: ‘They were over the moon at the birth of their baby girl and were really happy together.

‘But they’ve been through a lot together and they’re both still so young.’

Their relationship ended the following May and the soap star met dancer Mollie in 2018.

Alex has previously credited his daughter and his role on Corrie for saving him from ‘dark times’ in the past.

He said: ‘If I didn’t stick with the job I’m in now I’d be lost.

‘Corrie has kept me going and especially having a daughter has kept me going – it gives me something to do.’

His hard work has paid off as he has twice won Best Young Soap Performance – first at the British Soap Awards in 2011, and again in 2014 at the Inside Soap Awards.

Proposal: Mollie explained that Alex got down on one knee last October on a romantic date night

Proposal: Mollie explained that Alex got down on one knee last October on a romantic date night

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