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Woman 'mortified' after boyfriend proposes to her in front of 3,000 people

Woman 'mortified' after boyfriend proposes to her in front of 3,000 people

"I could have throttled him"

While some people feel a marriage proposal is intimate and should be kept that way, others want their big moment to be made public for all of the world to see.

But one woman who falls into the former camp ended up in a situation that would make every introvert cringe.

Victoria Edwards says she was left 'mortified' after her boyfriend dragged her onstage and popped the question in front of 3,000 people.

The 29-year-old's partner Steve Stevens well and truly made a show of it, having just performed at a strongman event at Bowler’s Exhibition Centre in Manchester.

Watch the moment here:

After flexing his muscles and proving his strength, he insisted on getting Victoria up to the podium for the romantic gesture... much to her horror.

The 32-year-old, who performs as Titan in the Circus of Horrors at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, then dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him in what he described as 'his riskiest stunt yet'.

Victoria, a mum-of-two from Blackpool, said: "Steve asked me before the show if I’d come up on stage for a stunt and I said no because I’ve never done that before.

"But at the end of the show he said, 'I’ve got one more stunt,' and he called me up on stage anyway. I could have throttled him.

"As I walked up, he had a 'marry me' message projected onto the big screen behind me, so everyone could tell what was going on – except me.

"When I finally made it onto stage he went down on one knee, and then I knew."

Victoria Edwards was left feeling 'mortified' but 'happy'.

The former senior care worker went on to say: "I was just in shock. I said yes, of course. But when I got down off the stage again, I shouted at him.

"I was very happy though.

"In all the time I’ve watched Steve do his stunts, I’ve never seen him shake like that. He was so nervous."

Steve added: "As a sideshow strongman, performing dangerous stunts and death defying feats is part of the job but this was by far the scariest thing I’ve ever done."

This is made all the more adorable by the fact that he's competed in some pretty big events during his strongman career, with his special trick being the ability to hammer nails into wood using his bare hands.

In fact, he even set the world record of this trick in June last year by hammering eight five-inch nails into wood with his hands in 38 seconds.

And that was his second world record, having previously set one for bending 25 steel nails in half in 60 seconds.

Victoria explained that having a strongman as a fiancé has its perks, stating: "If he can pick up 10 shopping bags in each hand, he will."


The couple currently live together in Blackpool with their two children – both boys, aged three and six months.

"Steve splits his time between his day job as an activities coordinator at a care home and looking after the kids," she said.

"Once the kids are in bed around 7pm, he’ll go to the gym to train.

"He might be the strongman and do all these performances, but when he’s at home, I’m in charge."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Wedding