Ipswich/America: Country’s former fattest man Paul Mason is proposed to by girlfriend Rebecca Mountain live on US TV

Paul Mason and Rebecca Mountain met for the first time in November when she travelled to the UK. Pic

Paul Mason and Rebecca Mountain met for the first time in November when she travelled to the UK. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

Paul Mason, formerly Britain’s fattest man, is to marry girlfriend Rebecca Mountain.

Mr Mason flew to America with Miss Mountain just before Christmas to discuss possible surgery options for the removal of excess skin with a consultant.

While there the couple appeared on TV show The View where Miss Mountain popped the question.

Mr Mason said yes and has vowed to lose enough weight to enable him to walk down the aisle instead of having to use his wheelchair.

The former postman, who at one stage weighed 70 stone, started dating Miss Mountain in September last year.

She contacted Mr Mason after he was featured in a documentary shown in the US, initially to offer help in finding someone who would remove his excess skin following a gastric bypass.

However love soon blossomed and Miss Mountain even made the trip across the Atlantic to see Mr Mason in November.


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The couple have yet to set a date for the wedding.

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