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Poll: Romantic Alex Osborn from Copdock pops the question after London Eye flashmob ahead of Valentine’s Day

12:43 14 February 2014

Alex Osborn proposed to his girlfriend Rebecca Kingham with the help of a flashmob in London

Alex Osborn proposed to his girlfriend Rebecca Kingham with the help of a flashmob in London

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When Rebecca Kingham went to London for the day on Saturday, February 8, she got more than she bargained for.

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On a visit to the London Dungeons and London Eye with her boyfriend Alex Osborn she became witness to an enormous flashmob as she was enjoying a coffee.

She was even more surprised when her boyfriend Alex, who she thought had simply popped to the bathroom, emerged in the middle of the dancers in a white tuxedo before getting down on one knee and asking her to marry him.

Alex, 26, a trainee tattoo artist also from Copdock first conceived of the idea of a flashmob on a small scale in a Costa coffee shop, where the couple met two years ago.

However as the idea grew into a plan the scale became somewhat bigger, until a troupe of 60 dancers gathered to perform a routine in front of the London Eye.

During the routine, to the song ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, the dancers removed their jackets and jumpers to reveal identical red tops before Alex appeared in his suit, emerging from behind a cluster of umbrellas.

He described the proposal as “perfect”. “They predicted rain all day and the sun came out just in time,” he said.

“I always liked flashmobs anyway and I didn’t want to do any ordinary thing. I thought I’d do a low key flashmob in a Costa because we met in Costa, and it kind of grew from there to 60 dancers in front of the London Eye.”

After she had said ‘Yes’, Rebecca turned around to find that the rest of her family and best friends had also come down to London to witness the special moment.

The couple plan to tie the knot next year.

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5 comments

  • No pictures, no video, not much of a story? :-( BBC News has pictures. http:www.bbc.co.uknewsuk-england-suffolk-26170912

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    Ipswich Man

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • No pictures, no video, not much of a story? :-(

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    Ipswich Man

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • No wonder he took so much effort, she is beautiful. Shame there is no video footage of it, as a reader we feel like we are missing out on the whole performance.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • A Trainee Tattoo artist ! That'll keep her in jewels and the high life then !

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    Poppys Dad

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • For once good news. Congratulations both of you!

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    Isaac Hunt

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

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