BGT stuntman Jonathan Goodwin confirms engagement to Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington after nearly dying in horror accident
BRITAIN’S Got Talent stuntman Jonathan Goodwin has confirmed he is engaged to Amanda Abbington.
The 41-year-old described the Sherlock actress as his fiancee in a heartfelt post after escaping death during a horrifying stunt accident.
The America’s Got Talent: Extreme star suffered multiple broken bones and has been left covered in cuts and bruises after he was slammed between two swinging cars that exploded into a fireball.
Giving his fans an update, he said: “You can’t say you don’t get out what you put in. I’ve tried my hardest over the years to be kind, thoughtful, honest supportive and good.
“A couple of days ago my life took a complete left turn… and the out pouring of love from all the corners of the world; from people I didn’t even think would know or remember me… has just been astonishing. Truly incredible.
“I will have a lot to say on that matter and the benefits of being kind in the future.. but thank you. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and sent their love and support. It literally has been a lifesaver.”
After thanking a series of other people, he turned his attention to his wife-to-be, saying: “Then most importantly my fiancé and the best thing to ever happen to me, Amanda. I have been to the very brink and dodged the worst that a human being can, without fear…because I was protected by love.
“Love is all you need, so make sure you get some, cos its good s**t. To death I say nananana boo boo… and to the rest of you… watch this space.”
The Sun revealed earlier this month how the pair were engaged after dating in secret for nine months.
Amanda was previously married to Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman for 16 years, before splitting in 2016.
They share two children, Joe, 15, and Grace, 13, and earlier this year she worried that the divorce had affected them, saying: “I’m sure I’ve given them irreparable damage and they will be going to therapy because of me and Martin at some point.”
She dated The Queen’s Gambit actor JonJo O’Neill for four years and even moved him into the family home in Hertfordshire over the pandemic – but they split in January this year.
Daredevil escapologist Jonathan appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2019 and made it to the final of the show, where he was buried alive onstage.
The stuntman, who shares daughter Millie, 9, with ex wife Katy, went on to appear on America’s Got Talent in 2020 but crashed out in the semi-finals.
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