Childhood sweethearts get engaged live on Daybreak after 27 years together

Feeling in the mood for a bit of romance? Watch this couple get engaged LIVE on Daybreak before they head off on a romantic getaway to Vegas.


by Closer Staff |
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Del Farnsworth decided to propose to his partner of 27 years, 43-year-old Donna, live on the popular breakfast show at Gatwick airport, right before they checked in for their flight to Las Vegas.

The couple, who are childhood sweethearts, are already parents to daughters, 23-year-old Sky and 18-year-old Fern.

Del proposed as they waited to check in for their flight to Las Vegas.
Del proposed as they waited to check in for their flight to Las Vegas.

42-year-old Del said he thought it was about time he made an honest woman out of Donna before his daughters beat them down the aisle!

Daybreak's camera’s descended on the shocked future bride-to-be moments before Del made his long-awaited proposal.

The happy couple have been together for 27 years.

Donna was quick to respond with a delighted ‘yes’ as I’m A Celebrity winner Kian Egan handed over some glasses of champagne to kick off the celebrations.

Del told The Nottingham Post just after the proposal: ‘It never really happened for one reason or another.’

Luckily, Kian Egan was on hand with some champagne!

‘Then I saw this competition on ITV just thought I’d go for it.'

'I had a phone call the next day.’

‘It was a whirlwind fortnight trying to keep it secret and it’s all come through today.’

Shocked (but happy) Donna said: 'I truly had no idea – I was so excited for my trip to Rome that I wasn’t thinking about anything else. I was shocked enough when he got down on one knee and then I found out it was all live on Daybreak!'

Congratulations Donna and Del!

Check out the proposal for yourself here.

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