Welwyn Garden City theatre fan left stunned by girlfriend's Leap Year proposal

PUBLISHED: 15:51 02 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:58 02 March 2016

Will Smith was left shocked by his girlfriend Nikki's Leap Year proposal

Will Smith was left shocked by his girlfriend Nikki's Leap Year proposal

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A theatre fan was left shocked when his girlfriend got down on one knee for a Leap Year proposal.

Will Smith was left shocked when his girlfriend Nikki proposedWill Smith was left shocked when his girlfriend Nikki proposed

Former Stanborough School pupil Will Smith thought film crews were there for a pilot documentary about relationships, so he was left stunned when Nikki Milton popped the question at London’s Old Vic theatre.

Will, who grew up in Welwyn Garden City, said: “It didn’t occur to me that the date was the 29th.

“We had a tour of the theatre and went on stage and it all happened.”

The 39-year-old, who is involved in Welwyn Garden City’s Barn Theatre in Barn Close, added: “It was really unexpected. I was really shocked.”

After a nationwide hunt and a series of auditions, Nikki, 35, who is secretary to the mayor of Hertford, was chosen as one of the three couples to take part in the romantic surprise organised by ITN and travel firm First Choice.

Two other couples also got engaged as part of the First Choice Live Leap Year Proposal.

First Choice presented each couple with £1,000 worth of holiday vouchers and will be help plan their honeymoon.

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