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Gillian Taylforth 'Engaged' To Ex-Con Dave Fairbairn

23/06/2013 11:45 BST | Updated 23/06/2013 11:46 BST

Gillian Taylforth is reportedly engaged to her boyfriend Dave Fairbairn.

The Sunday People claims Fairbairn proposed to the 'Hollyoaks' star three weeks ago and the pair are now planning their wedding.

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Taylforth, who played EastEnders' Kathy Beale for 15 years and this year appeared in the Celebrity Big Brother house, is reportedly "delighted".

A source told the paper: "Gillian is delighted. She is so in love. She found it hard to find love again after splitting with former fiancé Geoff Knights but couldn't be happier now."

Fairbairn was once one of Britain's biggest ­ecstasy barons, serving seven years in jail for his involvement in a plot to import £7.5 million of the drug to the UK in 2002.

The actress recently hinted that she would like to stick with 'Hollyoaks' beyond her current contract.

She is currently on a one-year deal playing Sandy Roscoe and moved from Hertfordshire to Liverpool with Fairbairn and her 14-year-old son Harrison to take the role.