After some of the toughest years of her life, Carol McGiffin is ready to look to, and plan for, the future

Carol McGiffin has had a pretty challenging year. After a life changing diagnosis, a mastectomy, and six rounds of chemo, the former Loose Women star is back and brighter than ever, as she looks to the future and makes exciting wedding plans with her fiancé Mark.

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“Next year means two things”, Carol told Woman magazine, “the big wedding and the big house move”.

After a six year engagement, you might have thought that Carol and Mark would be keen to get things moving as quickly as possible, but the loved up pair confess that they’re in no rush because, “It feels like we’re already married”!

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Carol has opened up in the past about how Mark has been her rock ever since her diagnosis back in April 2014, and the strong couple revealed that they hardly ever argue, “the only time we do is if we’re under some sort of stress or when we’re drunk” Carol admitted, “but then we forget about it the next day.”

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READ THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH CAROL MCGIFFIN ABOUT DEALING WITH HER DIAGNOSIS HERE! 

Carol’s diagnosis prompted the couple to start planning their wedding and finally set a date, “We’ll definitely get married next year” Carol revealed. The star told Woman magazine, “When I got sick, that did change things and made us decide to get it sorted out once and for all.”

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Looking ahead to the future, Carol and Mark are planning a Christmas getaway, “somewhere exotic” as a, “present to each other.” They’re also planning on visiting the Christmas markets in Europe.

As Carol McGiffin continues her recovery, and reveals, “I feel like I’m getting better every day”, we look forward to seeing the bold and funny star back on our TV screens again soon!