Emmerdale actor James Moore is ENGAGED! Ryan Stocks star proposes to girlfriend Sophie as pair reveal stunning pink engagement ring in loved-up snaps
Emmerdale actor James Moore popped the question to girlfriend Sophie on Sunday – with the pair sharing the joyful news on Instagram.
The 29-year-old, who plays Charity Dingle’s son Ryan in the ITV soap, shared a trio of snaps with his new fiancée in which they revealed her stunning pink engagement ring.
James and Sophie posed alongside their black cat in another photo as she sported a white T-shirt and green flannel shirt.
Exciting: Emmerdale actor James Moore popped the question to girlfriend Sophie on Sunday as they share the joyful news on Instagram
In a third snap, Sophie flashed the sparkling new jewel as she showcased her perfect manicure for the occasion with small red hearts drawn on her nails.
James captioned the post: ‘We got engaged!!!! (ft our cat).’
James’s co-stars were over the moon by the exciting announcement and rushed to congratulate the couple.
Emmerdale: The 29-year-old, who plays Charity Dingle’s son Ryan in the ITV soap, shared a trio of snaps with his new fiancé on Instagram
Happy times: The couple beamed as they showed off her pink engagement ring
Amy Walsh, known for playing Tracy Metcalfe, said: ‘This is the best news! Congratulations to you both.’
Mackenzie Boyd actor Lawrence Rob said: ‘Congratulations my boy!!!’
Mike Parr, who plays Ross Barton in the ITV soap, added: ‘Go on my son x’
Group snap: James and Sophie posed alongside their black cat in another photo as he penned: ‘We got engaged!!!! (ft our cat)’
Vanessa Woodfield star Michelle Hardwick penned: ‘Huge congratulations to you both.’
James made history in 2019 after becoming the first disabled winner of a National Television Award.
But, James, who has cerebral palsy, told the Daily Mirror days after his win that he was about to quit acting when he landed the role of Ryan.
Sweet messages: Hit Emmerdale co-stars commented on the post congratulating the star
During the candid chat, the actor admitted that two years prior to picking up the Best Newcomer gong he almost gave up on his acting dream as he was told there were no roles for him, but has since been branded an ‘inspiration’ by fans.
He said: ‘You have to have belief and confidence in yourself and not rely on the acceptance of others. I’m loving what I am doing. I’m getting great feedback from people, I’ve won this wonderful award – and I am living my best life.’
James went on to reveal he’d dreamed of becoming an actor since a young age and even studied drama at school, but was told repeatedly there would be no parts for him.
After giving up on his dream – and studying photography at university – it was an episode of Breaking Bad – which featured Walter White’s son played RJ Mitte who also has cerebral palsy – that convinced him to give acting another try.
‘I thought ”Oh my God there is hope,”’ he added.
Just two weeks after signing an agent James landed the role of Ryan Stocks on Emmerdale – and immediately took centre stage as the long-lost son of Charity Dingle.
James who has starred in Emmerdale since June 2018 was also nominated for best newcomer at the British Soap Awards in 2019.
On his and Sophie’s second anniversary, he shared a sweet tribute thanking Sophie for her ‘support and encouragement’.
He said: ‘2 years. I can’t believe it. We’ve had 2 amazing, happy, incredible years together. We’ve come so far from where we started.
‘We live together, we have our own little fur baby, and we are stronger than ever.
‘I’m so thankful for your support and encouragement and just pure, absolute love that you give me each and every day, and I can’t wait to make some new memories with you in the years to come. Happy anniversary, I love you.’
Making history: James made history in 2019 after becoming the first disabled winner of a National Television Award