CORONATION Street legend Chris Quinten is engaged to a stripper 40 years his junior.
The actor – who found fame playing Gail Platt’s murdered husband Brian Tilsley in the ITV soap – got down on one knee for Robyn, his girlfriend of seven months, at her 21st birthday party.
The couple kept their romance under wraps before going public at Secrets bar in London where Robyn works as a dancer and Chris is manager.
The Sun Online can exclusively reveal how Chris surprised Robyn with a special 21st birthday party before gathering all their friends and popping the question.
“Robyn, marry me,” he said.
A shocked Robyn screamed yes as their friends and family cheered.
Chris then whisked Robyn off for a romantic break in Mykonos to celebrate their engagement.
Robyn gushed: “My husband to be! It’s been a CRAZY 7 months a secret we had to keep because of our jobs but you have made me the happiest girl alive.
“You’re amazing to me. I’m so lucky to have you in my life. I’m so glad you’re mine, I love you and I couldn’t care less what anyone has to say.
“I love you with all my heart. Thank you for doing everything you do for me Chris.”
Chris was one of Corrie’s biggest stars in the 80s where he played Gail’s husband Brian after arriving on the cobbles in 1978.
He asked producers to make him a part-time character so he could move to America to marry his first wife, the US talk show host Leeze Gibbons, but they rejected his offer and instead killed Brian off in a brutal stabbing in 1989.
Brian Tilsley murdered in brutal stabbing on Coronation Street
After getting a small role in Robocop 2, Chris struggled for acting work on screen, last appearing in Doctors in 2000 and playing a stripper in The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star in 1998.
He went on to work at Stringfellows in London before moving to Secrets last year where he came to a head with the dancers who walked out over a dispute in pay.
At Secrets a three-minute nude table dance costs £30. Half an hour with a stripper and champagne is £350.
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