Michelle Collins is reportedly set to marry her toyboy fiancé Mike Davidson next week.
The former EastEnders actress, 60, and Mike, who is 22 years her junior at 38, will say ‘I do’ on Wednesday, according to claims.
Soap star Michelle confirmed her engagement in April by sharing an image from a friend’s account on her Instagram Stories.
The snap showed the screen star sipping champagne with the caption: ‘The bride to be @michellecollins.’
Now, she has told their friends that they no longer saw the point in waiting to tie the knot as they have been dating for a decade, according to The Sun.
A source said she told pals: ‘We know it’s late notice, but we’ve been together for 10 years and what’s the point in waiting.
‘We thought life is too short and we want to see all of our friends and celebrate.’
It is claimed that after the ceremony, guests will be hosted at a reception in a split-level private bar in North London, which features a pub with a Venetian chandelier and heated roof terrace.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Michelle for further comment.
Michelle revealed on social media in April that Mike had popped the question on a hike up Temescal Canyon in Los Angeles – a decade after the pair first met.
She told her Instagram followers: ‘So this happened in #la he got down on bended knee while we were on top of #temescalcanyon basically no one else around just us.
‘It’s #beautfiul and I’m #happy #10years this April about time I think (sic).’
The actress previously hit out at critics of the 22-year age gap between the duo and was frustrated to be branded as a ‘cougar’.
Michelle – who has also appeared in Coronation Street and Doctor Who – said in 2018: ‘Mike is 22 years younger than me and I’m regarded as a predator. It drives me mad. People call him my toyboy beau. He’s nearly 35, for God’s sake.
‘He turned to me the other day and said, ‘Surely I’m not still your toyboy, am I?’
‘I laugh about it now but it is annoying. And I hate that word cougar. I can’t stand it. I find it so demeaning. A cougar is a predator going around looking for young flesh. I’m certainly not like that.’