Thursday 19 September 2019

Watch: Couple who overcame homelessness get engaged live on television

Ian went down on one knee live on air
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

This is the moment a couple who overcame the trauma of homelessness, cheating and comfort eating got engaged live on television.

Ian Colton and girlfriend Sarah Jane Gibson shed an incredible 11 stone between them. In the process they also fell in love.

They joined Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé on the RTÉ Today Show on Monday to tell their inspiring story.

But their happy ending didn't stop there as just before the closing credits ran Ian got down on one knee to surprise his of over two years with a marriage proposal

The look of utter shock on Sarah Jane's face shows that this was no television setup. But thankfully, she said yes.

Ian was ecstatic after the proposal and said: " I'm so delighted that Sarah Jayne said yes. I've been dreaming of asking her to marry me for a long time . It was nerve wrecking doing it on live TV but I wanted to tell the world I love her and what better way of doing that than by proposing than on the Today with Maura and Dáithi Show."

While Sarah Jane was still processing the proposal, she said: " I am in shock, I was not expecting this at all, I am so happy."

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