SQUEALS of delight and tears of happiness broke out at the Port Arcades as three Justin Bieber fans’ dreams came true.
Customers were asked on the Port Arcades Shopping Centre’s Facebook page who they most wanted to be their Valentine and why.
Scores of people entered with a very broad range of potential Valentines being nominated, including actors from EastEnders through to stars of West End musicals.
The three lucky winners nominated the 18-year-old Canadian singer Justin Bieber as their ideal Valentine and all went to great lengths in explaining why.
Anita Upton, of Ellesmere Port, and Lisa Evans and Alice Teasdale, of Helsby, all 14, each received a ticket to see their idol perform live in concert on Thursday, February 21.
Centre manager Les Lyon said: “We received so very many fantastic Valentine suggestions for this competition but the entries from these three fans of Justin Bieber really stood out.
“We thought it was only right that they should be joint winners and I think we were very lucky in being able to get the tickets at such short notice!”
Each of the girls was presented with an official Justin Bieber annual by Les and Michelle Pickstock, marketing assistant at the centre.
When they opened the annuals, a ticket to see their hero live in concert in Manchester had been taped inside the front cover.
Sharon Upton, Anita’s mum, said “Thank you to you for the amazing prize that my daughter Anita won, it was the best prize that anyone could have given her. Thank you so much.”
Alice said: “Thank you for the amazing opportunity, it was one of the best nights of my life.”
Anita added: “I had a great time and I will never forget.”