EASTENDERS fans are in shock as Ian Beale asked Sharon Watts to marry him on his deathbed – and she considered it.
The embattled businessman – who is played by actor Adam Woodyatt in the BBC soap – is in hospital with a bleed on his brain after being assaulted.
He was attacked and left for dead in the Queen Vic and rushed to hospital, however doctors discovered the deadly bleed on his brain.
Convinced he is about to meet his maker, Ian confessed to Sharon that he only ever wanted to take care of her – and he wants her to have the Vic.
However with all his debts, Ian isn’t in a position to hand it over, so instead when life insurance pays out, Sharon will receive it from his will.
He told her: “I don't want to leave you.
“You've always been there for me, even when I haven't deserved it. I want to know that you're going to be OK.
“I want you to have the pub. I'm serious – it's yours. I'm not taking a chance, I'm serious.”
As Sharon tried to stop him from speaking, Ian added: “My boys will be well taken care of.
“All I've ever wanted is to cushion your life. When I told you I loved you, I've never stopped loving you.
“I’ve always loved you. I know you don't feel the same way about me, but please, let me take care of you. Sharon, will you marry me?”
Instead of immediately rejecting him, Sharon appeared to be
Fans were in shock at the scenes.
One wrote: "I was not expecting that cliffhanger! Ian proposing to Sharon!"
A second said: "Ian as if he's about to die and then proposing to Sharon….would be shocking if she says yes!"
Another added: "Dang Ian! She said no over 30 years ago, she said no a few months ago. What makes you think she'll say yes now?"
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