It will be a Las Vegas wedding for this Radcliffe-on-Trent couple. Some say marriage isn’t popular anymore… some say it’s old fashioned.. but millions of people were touched as they watched a real-time, real-life proposal on ITV’s daybreak.
Millions have watched as a local couple were engaged on live TV, 27 years after they first met.
Del Farnsworth of Radcliffe-on-Trent is now setting off to Las Vegas with his bride-to-be Donna where they will be made husband and wife by the end of the week.
Del, 42, got down on one knee in front of his partner Donna, 43, on ITV’s Daybreak yesterday morning.
Speaking to the pair at the airport just before they left, Del told the Post how he just never found the right moment to pop the question.
He said: “It never really happened for one reason or another.
“Then I saw this competition on ITV just thought I’d go for it. “I had a phone call the next day.
“It was a whirlwind fortnight trying to keep it secret and it’s all come through today.”
The pair have now flown out to the US where they’ll make wedding bells ring along the Las Vegas strip just in time for Valentine’s.
Keeping the wedding a secret was no simple task for Del but now cannot wait to take his vows with Donna.
He said: “It’s just unbelievable, I cant quite take it in and I can’t imagine how Donna is feeling.
“I liked Donna since we started secondary school.
“We’re a match made in heaven. We’ve had our ups and down like everyone else but she pulls me through.”
To keep her from guessing Donna was told that they would be heading for a romantic weekend away.
When they got to Heathrow however she got the shock of a lifetime.
Donna said: “Kian from Westlife came around the corner and said we’d won the competition.
“I just cant describe it, it was like I was in a dream.
“It was just manic cameras all over us. Live on television, after 27 years, he’s really made up for it now.”
Donna and Del will also be taking with them their two daughters, 23 year old Sky and 18 year old Fern, who are thrilled their parents are finally getting married.
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Congratulations to the Radcliffe-on-Trent couple Donna and Del. May you have many wonderful years ahead of you and good luck in Las Vegas!