Hong Kong actor Edwin Siu reveals Priscilla Wong as his wife at TVB awards ceremony

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It may have been a night of some surprising wins at the TVB Anniversary Awards show held on Sunday (Dec 16), but it was Hong Kong actor-host Edwin Siu's impromptu marriage announcement that stole the show.

Siu, 41, and Wong, 37, had been dating for three years since playing a couple in TVB drama Madam Cutie on Duty. Siu had as recently as September pooh-poohed the idea of getting married.

Turns out, it's because they've already done the deed.

In his speech after receiving the award for Most Popular Onscreen Partnership, Siu said: "2018 has been a good year for me work-wise, and it has given me plenty of opportunities to shoot outstanding dramas and variety shows.

TVB Anniversary Awards 2018 in pictures

  • TVB honoured the best in Hong Kong television this year on a night when celebrity couple Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong also revealed they have secretly married. Sixteen awards were presented at the TVB Anniversary Awards ceremony held on Sunday (Dec 16) in Hong Kong, including seven major categories that took into consideration fan votes. (Pictured) Luk Ho Ming, Carol Cheng and Mayanne Mak hosted the show.
  • Threesome was named Favourite Drama Series in the Singapore and Malaysia region, although Life on the Line was the overall winner. The popular series also scooped up Best Actor for Joe Ma, while Ali Lee won Best Actress for her Who Wants A Baby? role.
  • Veteran Nancy Sit was given the Honorary Achievement Award.
  • Philip Keung and Alice Chan presented the awards for Most Improved Male Artiste and Most Improved Female Artiste.
  • Most Improved Male Artiste - Matthew Ho
  • Most Improved Female Artiste - Crystal Fung
  • Joel Chan (L) and Owen Cheung presented the award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Best Supporting Actress - Mandy Lam
  • Matthew Ho, Joey Law, Arnold Kwok and Bob Cheung from Life on the Line presented the award for Most Popular Drama Theme Song.
  • Most Popular Drama Theme Song - Hana Kuk
  • Most Popular Drama Theme Song - Hana Kuk
  • Professional Actor/Actress Award - Angelina Lo
  • Professional Actor/Actress Award - Timothy Cheng
  • Professional Actor/Actress Award - Jimmy Au
  • Singapore and Malaysia Favourite TVB Drama Series - Threesome
  • Most Popular Onscreen Partners - Raymond Cho and Edwin Siu
  • The highlight of the evening was when Edwin Siu received the Most Popular Onscreen Partners prize from presenter Priscilla Wong before announcing they were married.
  • Steve Lee and Helen Tam presented the award for Best Variety Program Host.
  • Best Variety Program Host - Kristal Tin
  • Jacqueline Wong, Elaine Yiu and Rebecca Zhu presented the award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Best Supporting Actor - Oscar Leung
  • Myolie Wu, Nancy Wu, Paisley Wu, Elaine Yiu, Selena Lee and Mandy Wong presented the awards for Most Popular Male TV Character and Best Actor.
  • Most Popular Male TV Character - Kenneth Ma
  • Best Actor - Joe Ma
  • Bobby Au-Yeung presented the awards for Most Popular Female TV Character and Best Actress.
  • Most Popular Female TV Character - Alice Chan
  • Best Actress - Ali Lee
  • Best Actress - Ali Lee
  • Liza Wang presented the award for Best Drama Series.
  • Before the ceremony, stars took to the red carpet looking their most glamorous.

"In my life, I've also made a big decision this year. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my wife, Priscilla Wong."

His announcement was met by whoops and applause from artistes in the audience, as they spontaneously got on their feet.


Photo: YouTube/TVB

Siu continued: "I've been distracted a lot, thinking of romantic ways to surprise my wife, but my brain is limited, and I'm not good with words. I was nervous the whole night. I've forgotten what I wanted to thank you for.

"Thank you for teaching me how to look after somebody and to be a better man," said Siu, before the pair shared a kiss onstage, egged on by their colleagues.


Photo: YouTube/TVB

According to reports, the couple got hitched while on vacation in New Zealand in April, and it was Wong who proposed.

In an interview with On.CC after the awards show, Siu said his first proposal attempt at an amusement park in Europe did not go as planned.

He'd wanted to pop the question at the top of a rollercoaster ride, but Wong wouldn't open her eyes as she was too scared to look. Afraid that the ring would drop, he was forced to abort the plan.

Wong then took up the mantle and proposed by a river in New Zealand.

On why they kept silent, Siu said that after registering their marriage, too many things happened, including Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan's wedding, then Ruco Chan also got married to Phoebe Sin, followed by their subsequent baby announcements.

"I felt tonight was the best time to say it," said Siu in the interview. The pair have no plans yet to hold a formal wedding banquet.

After the ceremony, his wife posted a sweet message on Instagram, revealing that their quirky "wedding rings" fashioned from cutlery were all that they could find at the time.

Wong added: "The witness at the ceremony had asked why we chose each other.

"He said, 'She's the one, that if she were to forget me in the next life, I'd just have to keep knocking her head hard, and she would remember me, and we would be together again. She's the one.'

"I said, 'Every time I fall down, he's always the one who would be by my side, allowing me to cry and express my pain until I stopped. Then, he would pull me up and bring me along with him. He's the one.'"

"What we give each other is the promise to accompany one another. No luxurious romance, but it's enough. We're not Law Dai Shu or Fa Ping [their characters from Madam Cutie on Duty]. We're not Fung Chik Yin or Gu Sing Sheung [their characters from Two Steps from Heaven]. We're Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong.

"On that day, a rainbow appeared in the sky. This is the best blessing."

Highlights from the TVB Anniversary Awards 2018 red carpet

  • It was a windy evening on the red carpet at the TVB Anniversary Awards show on Sunday (Dec 16), hosted by showbiz veteran Carol Cheng. Here are some highlights from the red carpet earlier that evening.
  • Kristal Tin (left) won the award for Best Host.
  • While Nancy Sit (centre) took home the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Mandy Lam (right) got emotional while accepting the Best Supporting Actress award.
  • Sisley Choi looked cute in what looked like a feathered tutu.
  • Sharon Chan's all wrapped up in a psychedelic number, but the look made her appear slightly matronly.
  • Jacqueline Wong and Joel Chan
  • Grace Wong (right)
  • Ali Li (right) won the award for Best Actress.
  • Elaine Yiu shined in a shimmering gown with romantic sheer sleeves.
  • Selena Li and Ruco Chan
  • Alice Chan and Nancy Wu. Chan took home the Most Popular Female Character award.
  • Kelly Cheung and Joe Ma. The strong winds threatened to expose more of Cheung than intended, as she struggled to keep her dress in place.
  • Benjamin Yuen
  • Vincent Wong and Natalie Wong
  • It may have been a night of some surprising wins at the TVB Anniversary Awards show held on Sunday (Dec 16), but it was Hong Kong actor-host Edwin Siu's impromptu marriage announcement that stole the show.
  • Siu, 41, and Wong, 37, had been dating for three years since playing a couple in TVB drama Madam Cutie on Duty. Siu had as recently as September pooh-poohed the idea of getting married.
  • In his speech after receiving the award for Most Popular Onscreen Partnership, Siu said: "2018 has been a good year for me work-wise, and it has given me plenty of opportunities to shoot outstanding dramas and variety shows. "In my life, I've also made a big decision this year. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my wife, Priscilla Wong."
  • His announcement was met by whoops and applause from artistes in the audience, as they spontaneously got on their feet.
  • Siu continued: "I've been distracted a lot, thinking of romantic ways to surprise my wife, but my brain is limited, and I'm not good with words. I was nervous the whole night. I've forgotten what I wanted to thank you for. "Thank you for teaching me how to look after somebody and to be a better man," said Siu, before the pair shared a kiss onstage, egged on by their colleagues.
  • In an interview with On.CC after the awards show, Siu said his first proposal attempt at an amusement park in Europe did not go as planned. He'd wanted to pop the question at the top of a rollercoaster ride, but Wong wouldn't open her eyes as she was too scared to look. Afraid that the ring would drop, he was forced to abort the plan.
  • Wong then took up the mantle and proposed by a river in New Zealand. On why they kept silent, Siu said that after registering their marriage, too many things happened, including Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan's wedding, then Ruco Chan also got married to Phoebe Sin, followed by their subsequent baby announcements.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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