In the beginning of tonight's (Monday 18 January 2021) episode, Paul was on edge in Wishing Well Cottage, unsure if Vinny had told Mandy already.
Before Paul left, he asked Mandy if he had done anything wrong but Mandy held her cards close to her chest about what the 'problem' was. Mandy told Paul she will have something to ask him later in the day.
With Paul out of the house, Mandy & Lydia conspired to stage a rather elaborate wedding proposal for Paul in The Woolpack that afternoon.
Paul was baffled, he was convinced either Vinny told Mandy already or she found out somehow about his gambling.
One last time, Paul tried to plead his innocence to Vinny. However, Vinny was having none of it and said in not so many words that Paul's time was up and it's time to come clean.
Rushing into The Woolpack, Vinny was rather confused with how the pub looked. After he shouted for his mum, the whole atmosphere changed and out came Mandy Dingle with a over-exaggerated and flamboyant marraige proposal to Paul.
Mandy tried to get Paul & Vinny to join in but they were far too confused to care.
Eventually, Mandy got to the point of this whole exercise, whipped a ring out and proposed to Paul. Dumbstruck, Paul accepted and said "of course I will".
Making some excuses about getting Mandy a ring, Paul asked Vinny to leave with him. Outside The Woolpack, Vinny explained how disappointed he was with Paul but then things took a dangerous turn.
Fans took to Twitter and branded the proposal "best proposel of the year in soapland" [sic] and others thinking they're hallucinating.