A newsreader for Chester radio station Dee 106.3 asked his girlfriend to marry him live on the radio.
Phil Munns, 26, decided to use the very building where he first met Lizzy Townley, 30, to pop the question.
Phil said: “It may be a cliché but I’ve known for a while that Lizzy was the one. We’re perfect for each other. I’d considered a number of ways to ask thinking that she would like a public display of affection, so I thought what better way to do it than returning to the place we first met and using the company that first brought us together.”
Phil can be heard reading the news every weekday and presenting Dee’s Saturday Sport show. Lizzy has worked with Dee’s promotions team for a number of years.
Phil and Lizzy, who’s also a student nurse at the University of Chester, live together in Kingsway.
Phil continued: “It was a tricky operation having to involve a few people and keep it a secret, but it all went according to plan and I’m over the moon that she’s said yes.”
He presented the ring attached to a so-called love-lock with the words “Lizzy Townley, Will You Marry Me?” engraved. This was after he gave her one for their first Valentine’s Day but had it cut down from the Queen’s Park suspension bridge in Chester along with hundreds of other couples amid safety fears.
“I’d known I wanted to use a love lock to pop the question for a while ever since I found out our lock had been cut down from the suspension bridge. We’re heading over to Liverpool later to attach it to the Albert Dock where we went on one of our first dates.”
Lizzy said: “I don’t know what to say. There’s no way I expected it to happen when I walked into the studio.
“I was shell shocked and even froze for a little bit when he asked me which I think worried a few people, but I was always going to say yes. I couldn’t be any happier.”
It happened at 10.10am on the Jamie Stevens Daytime show on Friday (December 18).