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Amanda Abbington, 52, sheds light on her wedding plans to daredevil stuntman Jonathan Goodwin… including idy – Daily Mail

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Amanda Abbington has shed light on the details of her forthcoming wedding to daredevil stuntman Jonathan Goodwin

The actress, 52, who became engaged to Jonathan within days of meeting in 2021, divulged unique details of the idyllic day to OK! Magazine, including her celebrity maid of honour and the countryside setting.

As well as the location and bridal party, Amanda spoke about how Jonathan’s injuries will impact the day. after he was crushed between two burning cars in October 2021 during rehearsals for America’s Got Talent: Extreme.

Detailing the big day, Amanda told the publication: ”It’s at my friend’s house she has a lovely farm, so we’re going to do it here in the UK…

‘The actress Sue Vincent, who starred in Shameless and Coronation Street, and is my son’s godmother, is going to be my maid of honour. We’ve been friends for over 30 years.’

She confessed that many elements have not been solidified, saying: ‘We don’t know yet [whether it will be a big or small affair]…

‘We’re still planning, and we’re just enjoying him getting well and getting fit and strong again. It’s been a tough few months, but we’re slowly getting back on track.’ 

Amanda and Jonathan embarked on a whirlwind romance, getting engaged within days of first meeting in 2021.

The pair had previously been friends on social media for a decade, but met only after Amanda had split from The Queen’s Gambit actor Jonjo O’Neill, 45, who she dated after her painful split from fellow actor Martin Freeman, 52, after 16 years together. 

Whilst they were both in other relationships at the time, Amanda told The Guardian that they ‘admired each other’s work’ and ‘occasionally liked each other’s tweets.’

As they both became single, their messages became more and more flirtatious until they started dating in August 2021, a couple of months before Jonathan’s accident. 

Having exchanged messages prior to meeting, Amanda told Hello! in 2021: ‘We talked for six hours every day for eight weeks and then finally met in Vienna where I was working in August 2021. After half an hour he proposed and I said yes.’

The actress, 52, who became engaged to Jonathan within days of meeting in 2021, divulged unique details of the idyllic day to OK! Magazine, including her celebrity maid of honour and the countryside setting

She revealed: 'The actress Sue Vincent, who starred in Shameless and Coronation Street , and is my son's godmother, is going to be my maid of honour. We've been friends for over 30 years' (Sue and Amanda pictured last year)

Sue has starred in Coronation Street, Shameless and most recently The Madame Blanc Mysteries

Jonathan said that he had been ‘planning’ the big event ‘already’, despite that the fact that they had only been talking for month. Amanda said the proposal felt like ‘the most amazing, natural thing in the world.’

The actress said that on the day of the accident, she received a phone call from her fiancé which she found strange as he ‘always texted.’

Amanda was told that that Jonathan was in ‘really bad shape’ and had been taken to intensive care.

Jonathan told The Guardian: ‘I called Amanda to thank her for the time we had together, in case I didn’t see her again.’

Amanda pictured with her ex-husband Martin Freeman in 2014

The escapologist has had an extensive career in television, obtaining his own show, The Incredible Mr.Goodwin, in 2013, where he performed extreme stunts (pictured in 2020)

The daredevil went on to star in the 13th series of Britain's Got Talent in 2019, where he made it to the finals by performing 'buried alive' (pictured)

He then said that due to his life-changing injuries, he wanted to speak to Amanda and give her ‘an out.’

‘Breaking up never flashed through my mind. I just thanked God he was alive,’ Amanda told the outlet.

The loved-up couple now live in Hertfordshire, with the pair announcing in January last year they were to marry in June, but it has not been reported if they have yet tied the knot. 

Jonathan was left with life-changing injuries after he was crushed between two burning cars in October 2021 during rehearsals for America's Got Talent : Extreme, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

Amanda shares two children with Martin Freeman from their 16 year marriage: Grace, 16 and Joe, 18 (pictured in June 2022)

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