Ricky proposes to Bianca for EastEnders anniversary

Thursday November 12, 2009

Thirteen years after Ricky and Bianca first tied the knot, EastEnders' favourite couple is set to marry once again.

In celebration of the soap's 25th anniversary, Ricky is due to pop the question during this year's Christmas episode.

Producers hope their planned February nuptials will boost viewing figures, which are currently around nine million.

The couple's first wedding - which attracted 22 million viewers in 1997 - eventually ended and Ricky returned to the soap with a new fiancée in 2008.

Due to make a long-awaited comeback to the show for the episode is current Strictly contestant Natalie Cassidy, Dean Gaffney and Lindsay Coulsen.

Photo: © BBC

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