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Couple get engaged on Today show

1 of 3 Gary proposes to Sharon live on Today!
Gary proposes to Sharon live on Today!
2 of 3 Dáithí , Sharon, Gary and Maura
Dáithí , Sharon, Gary and Maura
3 of 3 Maura and Sharon during the latter's Valentine makeover
Maura and Sharon during the latter's Valentine makeover

Love was in the air on the Valentine’s edition of the Today show on RTÉ One as Sharon O'Connor was proposed to live on air by her boyfriend Gary Bikerstaff.

She was in studio to get a makeover for Saint Valentine’s Day, unaware that her boyfriend was also in the studio, and waiting for the opportunity to ask for her hand in marriage.

Sharon was brought in front of the cameras to show off her makeover and talk with presenters Maura Derrane and Dáithí O Sé when Gary swooped, went down on one knee and nervously asked her to marry him.

Despite looking stunned by Gary’s sudden appearance and proposal, Sharon accepted and Gary placed an engagement ring on the third finger of her left hand, as Maura, Dáithí and the Today crew applauded.

Afterwards, Sharon said she was “Speechless. Absolutely speechless. Overwhelmed.” Gary, who seemed very nervous in the build-up to the big moment, said: “I'm totally relieved.”

The Cork couple recalled how they met, four years ago while on separate holidays in Puerto Rico in the Canaries. They both also admitted that it was love at first sight.

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