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-These anxious Casanovas all have one thing in common.
-I feel like a proper bear!
-It is last-minute?
Oh, this is stressful already! God!
They're about to ask the biggest question of their lives.
I'm looking to propose to my girlfriend.
-I'm going to ask her to marry me.
-I'm thinking about proposing.
# And the love kick-starts again... #
But these boys won't just be getting down on one knee.
-I can move, but I can't see.
-The sky's the limit...
-This is my pheasant view.
-..as they make their move...
-Is she going to like this or is she going to go, "What?"
..all hoping to sweep the love of their lives right off their feet.
I think it's going to be the most exhilarating proposal ever.
But as they try to pop the question in the most romantic...
-She didn't see it!
She would never expect me to be doing it like this.
..and jaw-droppingly brilliant way possible...
She'd better say yes!
..who has what it takes to pull off the greatest proposal?
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
So join us for a very special engagement.
-Just don't tell the bride-to-be.
Tonight there will be seven surprise proposals
and seven new brides-to-be,
if everything goes off without a hitch.
The unsuspecting partners think they're being filmed for a programme about relationships,
and are totally in the dark about the plans.
First up is 22-year-old supermarket manager Nik
and his girlfriend, Katie.
They're madly in love.
But there is one thing that Katie holds nearly as dear as her man,
her favourite TV programme, Glee.
# Don't stop believing... #
Nik plans to propose to Katie in a style
that would have those all-singing kids at McKinley High
reaching for their pom-poms and screaming, "Hell yeah!"
It was about a year ago I realised Katie was the one.
I've started saving for a ring in the last couple of months.
She is the other half of my puzzle.
I want to move in together, and I want to spend the rest of my life with her.
If I'm going to propose to Katie, it has to be the biggest, the best,
and everybody has to know about it and know how much she means to me.
She's the sort of girl that likes music, dance,
she likes the arts, she likes theatre, she likes dramatics,
and this is what my planned proposal's going to be.
# ..Don't stop. #
But this relationship wasn't always so gleeful.
We met at work.
I did not like Nik at all when I first met him.
He really irritated me and was very, very annoying.
-About six months later...
-We went for a Chinese.
Which he made me pay half for,
and then that was it, I suppose.
-Went from there.
-That was it, yeah!
-Had me hooked!
Let's hope he's made a better impression
on the future mother-in-law.
We're off to see Katie's mum now. We're going to ask her if she doesn't mind me marrying her daughter.
# Say a little prayer for you... #
-Hello. You all right?
-Yeah, come in.
The big reason I'm here is because I'm going to ask her to marry me
if I get your permission, and that's the reason I'm here.
Cos obviously, Katie, you know, respects you,
and it's only right that I ask you first.
If it doesn't happen, it won't go off, so...
I've got no objections.
Thank you very much. Wonderful.
The idea is that we're going to take Katie to the Trafford Centre,
hopefully, if you're willing, you're going to walk her in,
and there's going to be a flash mob sort of thing,
a lot of people singing and dancing.
You may see tears, but I think she'll be pleasantly surprised!
Thank you for all your help.
-You're welcome! Good luck!
'She doesn't like surprises too much, but I think she's going to go for this.'
I think she's going to see the big gesture and think, "Wow."
But how will Nik pull off a performance worthy of Glee?
Luckily for our supermarket manager,
it's a two-for-one, as Adam's here to help.
The big idea would be a flash mob,
you know, you see on the TV where they all turn up together,
disappear off together, people start singing,
people start dancing, jumping around,
people have no idea what's going on.
It'll attract a crowd, bring people in,
and I think that'll be a cracking idea.
Obviously we need to think of songs, find dancers.
The flash mob idea's set. We know we're going with that.
We need to think of where and how we keep you hidden.
We need some costume to hide you.
You know football mascots, where you've got a full costume and a big headpiece?
I think that is perfect.
You've got free hands and you can't tell who it is at all.
That's the sort of thing I want. Whether it's a lion, a shark or a kangaroo,
-that's the sort of thing I want.
-The big head's brilliant. I think the pirate's too far!
Costume shops in Manchester...
It might not be typically Glee,
but a furry animal suit will keep Nik's identity hidden.
Seven foot cat.
I can move, but I can't see.
Question is, which novelty costume says,
"I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you?"
I think it could work, but we need to carry on looking for a bit.
This needs to be our backup, for the time being, anyway.
Nik's theatrical proposal is gathering steam.
He has his song,
but what he really needs now
is the one thing no flash mob can be without - a mob.
'Tonight we're here at Salford University
'to see some dancers that have agreed to join in for my little proposal.'
-This is Nik and Adam.
So we're going to show them what we've done so far.
-Five, six, seven, eight!
# You think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
# But I look around me and I see it isn't so... #
'The guys are absolutely fantastic.'
The dance they've done is just what I was after.
I think we need to talk about sort of staging.
We're going to need groups of people coming in at different times.
It's quite good you had them in rows,
so maybe row one will start off and then row two will join in
and then row three would join in after that.
Are you going to be doing any of these moves?
Maybe one or two towards the end.
This costume I've got, it's got a ridiculous head,
and I'm talking like it comes up to here.
If I bend forward, the head'll fall off.
-That's going to be game over.
-You'll knock a few dancers over!
-Right, so, come in the middle.
I have never danced before, by the way.
So basically it's four walks forward
and one, two, three, four, love you,
two, three, four. Yeah.
I am more scared of doing that than proposing.
More scared of that.
Would you prefer it if two girls were slightly in front of you?
And tall guys at the back, sort of there as well, that'll be great!
It's becoming real now, we've asked her mum
and we've got the dancers, so we just need to go see some singers
and some break dancers and we're there.
MUSIC: "Silly Love Songs"
The spin and the flip at the beginning are great, can we get that in at the start?
I have got one small favour to ask you.
I also want you to dress up.
We've got one wig which I think this lad looks good for.
-It could be your...
-Whoa, don't you start laughing! Nice pair of glasses for you there.
Maybe a bit tight, but...
I think we can definitely pull that off. That wig suits you, just so you know.
Mate, it's good. It's good.
So Nik's booked the cream of the Salford dancing scene.
But will his community choir from Knutsford hit the right note?
HIGHPITCHED: # You think that people
# Would have had enough of silly love songs... #
Wonderful. Brilliant. Well done.
The only thing I'd say is, is it a little bit too high?
THE CHOIR LAUGH
Can you come down slightly?
We can try it, yeah.
# You think that people would have had enough of silly love songs. #
-Fantastic. Thank you very much, guys. Thank you very much.
Couple of issues, but we've hurdled over them, and I think we're there.
We've obviously got to set it up on Friday morning.
Only problem we've had tonight is Katie getting a bit grumpy that I've not turned up in time,
and I also think, "Is she going to like this,
"is this going to be for her?" Or is she going to go,
"What? You did this in front of all these people with all this?
"What are you doing?"
So let's hope to God it works.
Nik might be worried about falling at the final hurdle.
But in Fareham,
youngster James is desperate to gallop off into the sunset
with his horse-mad girlfriend Tiffany.
Tiffany always tries to put other people before her.
She is kind, she's loving, she is funny.
I think she's beautiful. Yeah, I think she's perfect.
And James is taking his inspiration
from Tiffany's passion for four-legged fillies.
My proposal plan is to get Tiffany riding on a horse in the arena,
getting her to do jumps,
and paint on one side of the jump, "Will you marry me?"
Hopefully she'll see it.
Otherwise I'm going to have to think of something quick.
I want to make sure I get it right so that she knows I love her and I want to spend my life with her.
There's no time for horsing around.
James and his mates have a course to build and a sign to paint.
-You won't actually be able to paint on the wood.
-Yeah, that's fine.
So what are we going to paint on?
It doesn't necessarily have to be on the jump.
I'm very nervous at the moment.
It's all coming together now, so it's a bit surreal at the moment.
Yeah, that's good, I'm happy.
A bit squashed at the end, but she'll get the point.
-I bet you're wondering what you're doing here.
-Yep! Just a tad!
We've got a birthday surprise, but we're going to...
You've got a riding lesson booked,
we've got a little something after as well,
but I'm sure you'll love it,
-cos I'm sure you're dying to get back on the horse, aren't you?
This is our indoor school, we hold shows and competitions here.
-I expect you've been before.
It's all real now.
In the next, probably, 15 minutes it's all going to happen.
# Jump for my love
# Jump in and feel my touch
# Jump! If you want to take my kisses... #
James's big moment has arrived.
He's got a horse, he's got a sign,
he's got an engagement ring.
Sadly, he doesn't have a particularly observant girlfriend.
She didn't see it!
Oh, my God.
Look to your right.
-Oh, my God.
-Would you like to get off your horse?
I love you so much and you've made me the person I am today. So will you marry me?
No proposal would be complete without family and friends who've been hiding away.
-Oh, my God!
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Although, let's face it, they didn't need to hide that well.
Oh, my God, oh, my God. Thank you! Thank you!
-Thank you all for coming. Obviously I wanted to make it special for Tiffany.
I do love her so much and want to spend the rest of my life with her.
'I'd never have thought you'd do that.'
I thought you'd have done something more cheesy, You know what I mean,
like take me to a restaurant, but it's something I absolutely love,
and that's made me happy already.
But despite a job well done, it looks like James's work is just beginning.
We have to start planning the wedding now. Yay!
Oh, is that the time?
What a mare!
Over in Basingstoke, 28-year-old Will
is literally head over heels in love with his girlfriend,
synchronised swimming fanatic Kirsten.
She is my world, she's my everything. She's my number one priority. I love her to bits.
We first met at the leisure centre ten years ago.
We were both lifeguards. I thought she was way out of my league,
and I thought, "There's no chance, but I'm going to try." We've been together now for five years,
and we're expecting our first child at the end of this month.
Will has a plan to ensure his proposal to Kirsten goes swimmingly.
Ten years ago Kirsten was part of a synchronised swimming team,
it seems prudent to maybe have synchronised swimmers there as part of the proposal as well.
Will's arranged for a team of synchronised swimmers to help him pull off his perfect proposal.
I've been speaking with a team.
They've agreed to come down and do a sequence.
She might not like to be proposed to in a leisure centre,
she might prefer a nice Eiffel Tower or a meal or whatever, but for me it signifies where we met.
She could be swearing at me, I hope not.
The countdown to the proposal has begun and it's time for Will to fine tune his grand plan.
I've hidden the ring in my office.
This was the sort of ring she was after. She didn't want the typical single diamond.
I hope this is the one that will get her to say yes.
I've got one of my best mates, Adam, helping me out.
Also, potentially my future brother-in-law, Kyle,
who I want to be there as my wing men.
I will feel safer and less stressed with someone there to unload the pressure to.
I need your help to figure out where the guests will come from, where we will seat everyone.
There are a couple of team changes which we can hide everyone in.
-Who's bringing her in?
-You will be bringing her in.
Adam, I'll want you to be here with champagne, flowers, balloons.
Everything you'll be carrying out, we need to now go out and get.
-We've got a couple of hours.
-It's last-minute then?
Will is taking the plunge in less than four hours. Not long to get every detail perfect.
I want to get a bouquet for tonight. I'm proposing to my future fiancee.
-Do you know her favourite flower?
-I'll go with whatever you think. You're the expert.
We start the tasting with non-vintage champagne.
I think we'll take that one!
With the bouquet and bubbly chosen, Will is dashing to the leisure centre for his big splash.
I have told her I'm treating her to a meal tonight with family and friends.
She thinks four of us are going out tonight.
She'll be coming to see the synchronised swimmers beforehand.
I said, "Do you want to see them for an hour and when I finish work, we can go for a meal?"
Fingers crossed, that should go to plan and she shouldn't ask too many questions.
If she does, I need a contingency plan.
It's all coming together nicely, with swimmers in the pool and family and friends arriving as planned.
Everyone is doing their best to make things run smoothly. That is, unless you count Kirsten.
PHONE RINGS Hello, gorg! All right?
What time are they on? They're in now, doing their stuff.
They've also got a load of video cameras, because they are filming for something, I dunno.
There've been risk assessments all day for it. Why?
No, come at seven because I've got to have a meeting with Steve still otherwise I won't see you.
Is that all right? See you, babe.
That was tough. She said, why don't we just come now? What time are they swimming.
Obviously, she doesn't want a drink at the pub, she wants to come here and ruin everything!
But I blagged it so she will be here at seven. Job done! Carry on as planned.
Does everyone want to follow me and we'll go straight down?
Guys, thanks for coming. You are going to be shoved in a corner. I'm sorry!
-How long have we got?
-Literally 15 minutes. I've got to get changed.
If you guys just want to bundle in wherever you want to bundle. Just be patient. And cheers for coming!
We're not sure if it will be tears or excitement. But definitely 100% right up her street.
-Definitely. She is always about big celebrations.
-Everything has to be as big as it can be.
I'm just worried about Kirsten's reaction! She's very close to having her baby.
So I hope she doesn't have a pool delivery!
So far, the preparations have gone well. It's just these last final moments.
I have to figure out what to say. I hope everything falls in line.
Ah, ring! That's one thing I do need to get.
Right! Good to go!
-Where is she?
-Where is she? She will be here in literally two minutes. Let's go!
Right on cue, Kirsten arrives. Time to make like a swimmer, and hold your breath.
Five, six, seven, eight.
MUSIC: "The Ring Song" by Bruno Mars.
# Don't say no, no, no, no, no Just say, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
# And we'll go, go, go, go, go Cos it's ready, like I'm ready
# Cos it's a beautiful night We're looking for something dumb to do
# Hey, baby I think I want to marry you
# Is it the look in your eyes? Or is it this dancing juice... #
Oh, my God!
Oh, my God!
Oh, my God, Will!
-It is all for you.
-Oh, my God!
-Will you marry me?
-Of course I will! Oh, my God!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Yeah, I'm getting married!
Why aren't you crying? I'm crying. You're not.
It's because...it's hard to take in. Will...
It was amazing. I thought the synchronised swimmers were amazing!
The perfect touch was brilliant. I had no idea. It doesn't feel real yet.
I don't know! Everyone is here and it is just amazing. And thank you very much.
Back up north, supermarket manager Nik is making a real song and dance about his proposal.
He's going to pop the question with the help of an all-singing,
all-dancing, Glee-style spectacular.
So, the costume has been delivered today.
I feel like a proper bear.
Katie's getting a bit uppity with me.
I've not been around a lot the last couple of days.
I got a text message last night -
"Where are you? You're taking the mick now."
The kisses on the text messages are getting less and less each day.
They started off without about ten and we're down to about two now.
Hopefully Friday, she'll not be in such a bad mood and say yes.
-# Baby let me be Your lovin' teddy bear... #
That is absolutely brilliant.
Give the teddy a hug! Come on!
-# ..Oh let me be.
-Oh let him be
# Your teddy bear. #
Today is judgment day. D-day!
I have absolutely no clue what her reaction will be.
I'm worried I might cry.
Butterflies like you wouldn't believe.
Didn't sleep last night. Not one bit.
At the minute, we are absolutely ram-stuck in traffic.
We need to get to the Trafford Centre which is on the M60.
Currently we're nowhere near the M60.
We need to be in the Trafford Centre in 45 minutes.
We are moving currently at three miles an hour.
So if we carry on at this speed,
the Trafford Centre is about 20 miles away.
So, we'll be there in about four or five weeks.
We're on the motorway - we're on the M60!
We are going to make it.
Nik arrives and, as the performers warm-up,
cunningly disguised as ordinary folk,
Nik gets into character,
which isn't easy when your character's a bear in a tuxedo.
MUSIC: "Teddy Bears' Picnic"
Right on cue, an unwitting Katie arrives with her mum.
Katie and her mum walked in. Katie's mum pointed at me.
I waved. Katie just sort of went...
and then ran off!
It was great. She's seen me, which is the main thing - that's all we needed to happen.
It'll make the magic all the more special.
Everyone is in place.
The performers are scattered around. Katie's friends and family
are hidden on the upper balcony.
And Nik? Well, Nik is still dressed as a bear.
As Katie's mum leads her centre stage, it's show time.
SOFT MUSIC STARTS
What are you looking at?
I don't know.
It's that stupid bear again.
What's he doing?
# You'd think people would have had enough of silly love songs... #
-Please don't start singing along.
-Oh, all right.
# But I look around me and I see it isn't so
# Some people want to fill the world
# With silly love songs
# What's wrong with that
# I'd like to know... #
LAUGHING Shall we join in?
# ..Cos here I go
# I love you
# I love you
# I love you... #
The bear's coming for me!
Oh, my God!
Katie Barker, will you do me the honour of marrying me?
Oh, my goodness! Yes!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Was that you before?
Yes, it was me. Yeah.
I didn't want you knowing, did I? Crikey!
I had no idea whatsoever.
Such a shock, as you can tell by the tears.
Such a weight off my shoulders. Do you like your ring?
Yeah, it's beautiful.
I'm very, very in love.
As the curtain falls on Nik's performance,
across the Pennines, lovable Lee is planning a performance of his own,
worthy of a Hollywood idol.
She's everything I look for in a girl.
She's gorgeous, sexy, she has the same sense of humour.
I've never felt like this about anyone.
I think she's the one.
Nothing tugs at the heartstrings like a good rom-com,
and when 30-year-old footie fanatic Lee proposes to girlfriend Stacey,
he is taking inspiration from her favourite film,
a classic starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, and that bird off EastEnders.
Her favourite film is Love Actually, and her favourite scene,
where she always cries, is the one with the cards -
when he knocks on the door and she opens it and reads the cards.
I'd like to act that out in some way. I'm sure she'd love that.
What are we going to start with?
I'm not good at all at writing romantic things.
It'll be a challenge, but I'm looking forward to it
and getting it right, I hope.
-What does it say?
-"Me you know...
You'll have to do a black heart over that.
-Have you done it?
Stacey is down the local, having a quiet drink.
She doesn't realise everyone she knows is round the back,
ready to help Lee with his Love Actually proposal.
Hiya. Are we all ready?
So, everybody go round the back of Stacey and act surprised.
If she says anything, just ignore her.
My knees are banging together.
As Stacey's family appear,
it's time for our leading man to play his starring role.
What the hell is going on?
Oh, my God!
MUSIC: "Someone Like You" by Adele
# I heard
# That you're settled down
# That you found a girl
# And you're married now... #
LAUGHTER # I hope that your dreams came true
# Guess she gave you things
# I didn't give to you
# Old friend
# Why are you so shy?
-# Ain't like you to hold back... #
-Oh, my God.
# ..Or hide from the light
# I hate to turn up out of the blue
# Uninvited But I couldn't stay away
I couldn't fight it
# I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
# That for me, it isn't over
# Never mind, I'll find someone like you
# I wish nothing but the best for you, too
# Don't forget me, I begged
# I remember you said... #
Will you marry me?
Of course I will.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
I can't believe it...
I think the proposal was beautiful.
I can't believe it. That was my favourite part of that film.
-Did you know that?
I'm in shock. I can't believe it.
I'm still in shock.
I can't believe you managed to organise this without me knowing.
-See, you ARE romantic.
Yeah, he is. And that looks like true love...actually.
There must be something in the Yorkshire water, because just down
the road, 28-year-old Gavin has very high hopes for his proposal
to 24-year-old beautician Dani.
-Raise your eyebrows... I can see you don't trust me.
When me and Danielle met was kind of at the local disco.
I saw her walk past and thought, "She's a stunner, she's beautiful."
I was like, "I've got to speak to this girl."
She said, "Give me your phone,
"I'll put your phone number in and you can take me out for a drink."
And I had a really old flip phone -
she was like, "How do you dial into this phone?!" That kind of broke the ice.
Gavin's rubbish old phone brought them together,
and now the couple have upgraded and shacked up.
We've been together now just over two years.
She's my future, I can't see anyone else even coming into it.
-Hiya, you all right?
-Hello! Nice to see you.
Except for his mum, that is.
Until Dani says yes, Gavin refuses to cut those apron strings.
'People would say "Gavin's a mummy's boy.'
If I need a doctor's appointment,
she still does call the doctor's for me,
and the dentist's, things like that.
I might end up bringing some more down. Maybe at the weekend.
No, I like to do it FOR you.
So with Mum on top of his chores,
Gavin has plenty of time to focus his attention on Dani.
Do you think you're similar people or very different? >
I think we're very different in terms of the characters we have.
-I was going to say we're similar!
Apparent differences aside, with his plans for a romantic proposal,
Gavin has his head well and truly in the clouds.
I'd like to do something really, really, quite romantic.
I've had a couple of thoughts -
maybe going out in a hot air balloon.
Maybe having across the field
something saying, "Will you marry me?"
Something kind of... quite romantic, like that.
Gavin might usually rely on his mum, but this one's a job for the boys.
Cue mates Ash and Rob.
This might be quite extravagant,
but what I wanted to do is get a hot air balloon
and have a message saying, "Will you marry me?"
so obviously when we go up, that message is... Just a nice touch.
So when you said the pressure's on, you weren't joking.
We've got a lot to do.
RINGING TONE 'Hello, Countryside Balloons?'
Hi, I'm ringing regarding hiring a...
Well, first of all, where are you based?
'We only fly in Essex.'
Oh, Essex? Sorry, I've just done a search in Google.
Right, thanks a lot. Bye.
RINGING TONE 'Hello, Countryside Balloons?'
-Hi... Sorry, have I just spoke to you?
Sorry, I've just called you back, that's all.
Maybe he SHOULD just get his mum to do it.
'Thank you for calling Virgin Balloon Flights.
'Our flying season has now finished and will not start again until 1st March 2012...'
No good. Thank you.
This is stressful already.
-I think it's time to start thinking of a...
Would you prefer a helicopter?
She could sit and look out of a window.
RINGING TONE 'Good morning...'
-Do you do helicopter rides?
-'We do, yes.'
I mean, where do you fly...? Could you fly over like, kind of a field?
"Can you fly across fields?"(!)
'We could pick you up from a nice hotel or somewhere in the countryside,
'and then take you for a half an hour scenic tour over the area,
'and then drop you back off at where we picked you up, if that's something you'd be interested in?'
That would be absolutely perfect.
'Shall I start planning it, and give you a call back this afternoon?'
-Yeah, that would be fantastic.
My God, my heart!
That's brilliant. I think we're all a bit stressed.
-Right, guys, let's crack on.
-Yeah, time's ticking innit?
MUSIC: "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" by Beyonce
Was there a particular type of ring?
-She doesn't like single diamonds.
-That rules out most of those then.
These are classical styles, diamond cluster rings.
These ones are quite nice, aren't they?
That's an interesting ring, because they're Victorian-cut diamonds.
So you have the individuality and the interesting aspect of having the older diamonds.
That's beautiful. It's not just one kind of set.
-What do you think, guys, yeah?
-Yeah, it's awesome.
Sparkle, sorted. But Gavin's left an important detail very late.
Time to call in a favour from a friend.
We've got nothing to lose, have we?
RINGING TONE 'Hell, what do YOU want?!'
-How we doing, buddy? I need a massive favour.
What are the chances of getting a banner printed tonight
for first thing tomorrow?
-Saying, "Will you marry me?"
-MAN ON PHONE LAUGHS
Don't bloody laugh! If you could help out, it would be fantastic.
'I could get it printed tomorrow, but I couldn't get it done tonight.'
No? What time maybe tomorrow?
'I could probably get it ready for maybe about 10, 11 o'clock in the morning?'
That would be brilliant.
-I can't believe it came off in the first phone call! That's unreal.
-Well done, Gav.
It's the morning of the proposal.
The sun's shining, but for Gavin, the pressure is becoming unbearable.
I didn't sleep much at all.
The nerves are just kicking in and it's just like, worry, excitement,
all kind of....emotions flying out.
It's just such an amazing kind of thing to do.
But under the guise of a luxury day out for Dani,
he's had to leave the finer details to the boys.
The time is 20 past 11.
We are waiting for the banner that Gav sent off his design for last night.
-Is this it?
-There you go, fellas.
-Are these the designs?
With friends and family hiding inside the hall,
Gavin reveals his first surprise of the day.
Because we didn't get much for each other over Christmas...
-this is my present for you.
-No, no. This is...
-This is the present.
-Are we going up now?
We've got 15 minutes, where they will fly off and be
out of sight, and then we can get everyone out into position before they come back again.
This is the quiet before the storm. They're on the way.
-Been in a helicopter before?
# Today this could be
# The greatest day of our lives
# Before it all ends
# Before we run out of time
# Stay close to me
# Stay close to me... #
Right, everyone! Get down there with the banners.
Bring your drinks, but leave everything else here. We've got to get moving.
# Let's make a new start
# The future is ours to hold
# Can you see it?
# Can you see it in my eyes
# Tonight... #
Oh, my God!
# ..Tonight... #
I've been really, really happy the last two years with you.
You can't do that...!
Will you marry me?
WHOOPING AND CHEERING
You're never speechless, what's going on?!
I think we should celebrate now.
Right, guys, I know it was short notice,
but erm...really happy that everyone could come and obviously thankful
for you to be here and... let's have a good time and celebrate me and Dani.
I'm feeling quite excited.
Kind of scared that Gavin's good at lying to me! And hiding things.
Still in shock. Quite a lot of shock.
Right, guys, I want to thank you. I couldn't have done it without you.
I can't believe it went as well as it did.
After all the messing about yesterday, and the stress...
He couldn't have done any better. No way.
What a perfect location. Perfect couple. Couldn't have gone any better.
'I thought I would know exactly what you were going to do when you were going to do it.'
I didn't think he could be as organised, or as secretive.
Secretive, yeah - but organised, no.
Now I know you're more organised, I'll leave more things up to you!
But with one couple safely back to earth,
down in London, 27-year-old Jay is planning to take
his relationship with girlfriend Hannah to new heights.
Hannah is one of the most caring people
I think most people ever meet in their lives.
She's a phenomenal person. She's a really good friend.
She knows how to bake!
She makes THE best desserts.
So she's found the way to HIS heart.
But to sweep his childhood sweetheart off her feet,
daredevil Jay is planning something even more heart-stopping than sticky puddings.
MUSIC: Theme from "Mission: Impossible"
I'm going to do something so outrageous and so jaw-dropping,
I want her to be screaming as she sees me coming.
And it was this kind of tough guy persona that made Jay
the action man for Hannah in the first place.
When I first got to know Jay, I was attracted to him.
He looked a bit older than the other guys at school.
He was into sort of...martial arts and he was quite fit.
And because he was a bit of a lad, I was attracted to him. Yeah, definitely.
I've never heard this before!
Jay fancies himself as a fearless action hero.
I like doing silly things.
Very much like jumping out of aeroplanes, scuba diving,
I'm ready, guys!
Jay likes to think he's a bit of an action hero.
I don't know that he can keep up this image any more,
because he used to do martial arts and sport,
but he doesn't any more! So he kind of needs to drop the act a bit.
Without Hannah suspecting a thing, Jay leaps into action,
planning his special operation aided by his all-action sidekick,
best mate, Alex.
-Yeah, all good.
-Good, good, good.
As you know, I've enlisted you as my secret agent.
-It's too much work, Jay.
-Oh, mate. We've got to get this down on paper.
-Military precision, ready to rock.
-Are we sure?
-Are we doing it?
What do you think of something like abseiling?
Make it a building, a huge monument, or something like that.
-I like that idea. The cucumber!
-You mean the Gherkin!
-It's all the same.
Let's make a list of all the buildings you want to ring.
Big Ben, the Gherkin, BT Tower.
-Tower Bridge. I love that!
Tower Bridge on to a boat!
Hannah could be on a little boat, on a little cruise.
-That would be...
-Let's phone these places.
Hi, I'm wondering if you can help me.
I'm looking to propose to my girlfriend of 12 years.
So I'd like to essentially abseil off of the bridge.
Right. That's totally fine. Bye.
That's a no-go. Line through it. Right, BT Tower.
One of them has got to say yes, Jay.
I was wondering if it was possible if I could abseil down Big Ben.
Definitely a no. OK, mate. Right.
Many phone calls later,
Jay finally enlists the help of Chris Milford, a real professional.
-How are you?
-Nice to meet you.
Chris is a full-time action man who's scaled some of the tallest
and most challenging buildings in Britain.
He's got Jay access to the jaw-dropping 100 foot high
vaulted ceiling at St Pancras Station.
I have been looking at all the major London monuments -
Tower Bridge, the Gherkin, phoning up even Big Ben,
and they said, "No way, Jose." You know what, this is fantastic.
We're going to be going up here. You'll be climbing right through all the girders,
all the way up through there. It's a lot further than it looks.
That will be our home base, then you will be abseiling down here.
Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.
-I'm looking forward to this.
-So am I.
This is absolutely amazing. I could not have asked for any more.
I think it's going to be the most exhilarating and exciting proposal ever.
Having sorted a ceiling to dangle from, our wannabe special agent
arranges a top-secret meeting with sidekick Alex and Hannah's sister Katie.
Hi, guys. Are you all right? Thank you for meeting me here today.
-That's all right.
-Are you sure you want to do this?
-I've bought the ring.
Don't talk about proposing, I'm talking about abseiling down.
Right, let's get on the phones. I've got to start calling people.
It's one o'clock, champagne bar, King's Cross, St Pancreas.
-Nicky, it's only me.
-I've got some news.
-I'm ringing you about tomorrow.
Can you do me a favour?
We need you to be at King's Cross, St Pancras Station for one o'clock.
-For one o'clock.
-In the champagne bar.
Meet in the champagne bar, can't tell Hannah.
Put it this way, it's just going to be a phenomenal surprise.
-I'll speak to you later then.
-See you tomorrow.
-So we are already to go?
-Shall we make a move?
Whilst Jay waits for his big moment,
across the River Thames, 28-year-old primary school teacher Sarah
is taking advantage of the leap year
and hoping to bowl over boyfriend Stuart when she pops the question.
# Sisters are doing it for themselves... #
'It is definitely true, I like to be in control.
'And you could probably say this is why I'm proposing.'
Leap year couldn't come at a better time, I've got to prove to Stuart
I want to be with him and organise this.
This is the biggest thing I've ever done
and it's got to be for the most important person, which is Stuart.
Sarah is planning to propose surrounded by Stuart's favourite things in the world,
because nothing says romance like a load of fish.
Stuart has a big interest in fish -
where it lives, what it eats, what colour it is, the size of it -
and they can't talk back to him like I do,
so it's probably quite nice for him to have some peace and quiet from me.
I chose the aquarium because that's his hobby.
The idea is there are divers in the tank
that have message boards for Stuart.
I feel a little bit sick standing here, sick with nerves.
My mouth has gone really dry.
It's all been building up to this and this moment.
Let's just hope she doesn't tank.
Sarah's invited Stuart on a tour of the London Aquarium.
Guys, welcome to the Atlantic Depths corridor.
Everything you see down here is stuff that you would find off the coast of the UK.
We've also got another very charismatic creature in here.
It's our octopus.
Has it ever escaped? I've read that they can get out of tanks.
It's never escaped but we're very, very careful. We keep the lid on
and we keep it on tight.
-So far, Stuart hasn't smelt anything fishy.
-This is our ray lagoon.
All of the animals you see here you'd get off the coast of the UK.
-I like the big one.
-They've got all sorts in these tanks -
eels, sharks...bloke carrying a sign with words on.
You know you're everything to me.
I want to show you how much I love you and I want to be with you.
-Will you marry me?
-I've got something for you.
-Why have you got something for me?
I'm supposed to give something to you.
I like to plan all the things. This is for you.
Oh my God!
-Didn't expect it?
Happy, very happy, but absolutely speechless. Surprised.
Didn't have a clue.
The aquarium makes it special purely because that's my hobby.
You see, I can think about you sometimes.
-It would've been better if it was Sarah with the board in the tank.
-I know, I know, I know.
No, it's been brilliant.
Cheers. Might just down it. THEY LAUGH
Back above ground,
action man Jay is planning to propose the only way he knows how -
on a daredevil mission, but will this cupid's stunt pay off?
I've got the initial adrenaline running already,
but I think the biggest buzz I'm going to get is asking the biggest question of my life,
and hoping I get the right answer.
A few butterflies kicking, but I think it's to do with the question
not the actual stunt itself.
I didn't get much sleep at all, probably about an hour overall.
We're all good to go, Alex and Katie are ready and prepped.
I think everything is going to be ready to rock.
-Couldn't do it without you, mate.
-Good to go.
I'll see you on the other side. Take it easy.
Let's hope he hasn't set himself up for a fall.
With his friends and family in place,
Jay must now race against the clock to climb 100 feet
before Hannah arrives and all in his dickie bow.
She better say yes.
Yeah, you can tell he's nervous.
I think he's crazy.
-Trying to find a foothold.
Whose idea was this about putting a bloody suit on?
..on the stairs. That's what you normally do.
Sister Katie has her own mission -
getting an unsuspecting Hannah into place.
I think it's down there.
Slowly let yourself out.
You just take care.
Go, go, go.
Jay, fantastic. Go for it, man!
Go for it!
Oh my... Oh, my God! What's going on?
What's going on? Oh, my God. Oh, my God! I don't know what's going on!
Oh, my God!
-Oh, my God!
I knew it!
I was just wondering...if you'd do me the proud honour...
to marry me?
-Of course I will, you fool!
# I can be your hero baby.... #
Oh, my God!
-I can't believe you just abseiled! Your face.
-I'm covered in filth.
-Well done, you.
-Oh, my God!
-It was amazing. Was that a yes then?
-It's a yes!
How long have you all known?
It's beautiful. Congratulations.
I can't believe my family kept it a secret.
Katie, thank you so much for everything.
-You owe me big time.
-I owe you.
-I don't like surprises.
I like this surprise. Still in total shock.
It's pretty amazing. I don't know how many people can say
that they got engaged at this station with their partner abseiling down.
It's different, isn't it? Something to tell the grandkids.
and all because the lady loves our Jay.
I'm getting all upset now.
# ..I can be your hero. #
Seven extravagant proposals and now seven brides-to-be.
I'm getting married!
What's more, these romantic gestures
will have left unforgettable memories which will be cherished
by all our girls...and Stuart.
# Baby you're a firework... #
Everyone was like, "You must have known," and I literally had no idea.
I just must be stupid because I really didn't.
I don't think you can get more romantic than what he did for me.
It was the perfect way that I'd want it without even knowing.
Now he's just got a bigger thing to live up to for the wedding.
Oh, my God!
It wasn't till he took his head off that I knew it was him.
I said, "It's you!" That was when I knew something must have been happening.
Such a shock. It made me feel incredibly special,
as the centre of attention, and actually I quite liked it.
It's raised the bar high for the rest of my friends anyway!
When he got down on one knee, I felt like my heart was going to jump
out of my chest. I thought, "This is actually happening!"
He definitely gets 10 out of 10. Bless him.
Because I was concentrating so hard, I completely missed the sign
and then the instructor made me look at the sign and I couldn't get off the horse quick enough.
Oh, my God!
The fact that he did do it without me being suspicious whatsoever
has made me really proud of him. I love him.
When I saw the diver, I was speechless to be honest.
It was quite emotional, I had a tear in my eye
and then managed to talk and say yes, and now I get to spend the rest of my life with her. Yeah!
-Oh my God!
It was so surreal, like everything slowed down.
It was the weirdest thing ever. He likes to think he's a bit of a hero,
so it was the perfect stunt for Jay.
I would give the proposal a nine and a half out of ten because -
this makes me sound like such a cow -
a choir of some sort would have made it perfect.
Well, let's hope he gets it right on the wedding day.
# Nobody does it better
# Makes me feel sad for the rest
# Nobody does it half as good as you
# Baby you're the best... #