A gay man who proposed on the front page of yesterdays Metro newspaper is celebrating after his partner said yes.
Mr Ireland, 27, of Wood Green, was one of the winners of the newspaper’s Win The Cover competition and decided to surprise his partner of almost five years, 23-year-old Ben Collins.
Yesterday’s cover, distributed around the country, read: “To my darling Ben Daniel Collins. Will you marry me? Lots of love, Jon Mark Ireland.”
Mr Ireland told the newspaper that his boyfriend did not pick up a copy of Metro but spotted the ad on the tube on his way to work.
He said: “He was all right about it but he was a bit ‘oh my god, my name!’”
“He said that he was a bit horrified to see his name but he was happy so it was a good job I suppose.”
Mr Ireland said his boyfriend initially texted him “I’m going to kill you!” but gave him a resounding ‘yes’ this afternoon.
The couple have not yet set a date for their civil partnership but say they may tie the knot in May on their fifth anniversary.