Michelle Collins has confirmed that she due to get married next week at 60 years old, as she is set to tie the knot with her toyboy fiancé, who is 22 years younger than her.

The former EastEnders actress, who played Cindy Beale for 10 years, is finally marrying fashion firm boss Mike Davidson after spending 10 years together.

The soap actress, who also starred in Coronation Street, told their friends: “We know it’s late notice, but we’ve been together for 10 years and what’s the point in waiting.

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"We thought life is too short and we want to see all of our friends and celebrate."

Michelle first met fashion firm boss Mike in 2012 after being set up by her niece.

She was previously married to Fabrizio Tassalini, who she shares a daughter with, Maia-Rose, 22, with the pair divorcing in 1998 before Tassalini died of cancer in 2014.

With Mike proposing to Michelle in Los Angeles in April, the ex-EastEnders star admitted she felt that the proposal may have never come.

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She said at the time: “I never thought it would happen, but after 10 years I thought it was time.”

The pair are sparing no expense to celebrate their long-awaited wedding day as after the ceremony, guests will be invited to the reception at a private bar in North London that contains a pub with a Venetian chandelier and a heated roof terrace.

Following her three-year stint on Corrie, where she played Stella Price featuring in 447 episodes during her tenure, Michelle has since appeared on the likes of Death in Paradise, Suntrap and Casualty.

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