Marriage proposal tops off panto performance
Ticket-holders at a pantomine in the Midlands got a special treat this weekend as an audience member got down on one knee to propose to his partner at the end of the show.
Vishal Patel, a dentist from Northampton, shocked girlfriend Heena Pindoria by dropping to one knee after the performance of Cinderella at the Royal & Derngate venue had finished.
Ms Pindoria said yes and the happy couple were later invited on to the stage to meet the panto's stars Bobby Davro and Denise Welch and sit in the Cinderella carriage and pose for photographs.
Mr Patel told the Northampton Chronicle and Echo: "I was really nervous but it was perfect. We are hoping to get married early in 2014."
The pair can now start planning the ceremony and might need to sort out wedding insurance, as well as invitations and a venue.
Mr Patel and Ms Pindoria's engagement coincides with the news that boy band McFly helped Ben Beechey to propose to girlfriend Tegan Lywood at a family party.