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Wayne and Bekki find true Blue love.

LOVE really was in the air for true Blue sweethearts Wayne McCormack and Bekki Whalley.

Everton fan Wayne decided that simply popping the question to Bekki at his beloved Goodison Park wasn't a grand enough gesture for him.

So the Ormskirk lad decided to really spell it out - via a giant message on the pitch from 1,000 feet in the sky.

Marriage proposals at the Old Lady are not too uncommon and have taken place on the pitch, in the goalmouth and in the stands. But this week's fly-over was a first.

Wayne persuaded girlfriend of eight years Bekki to accompany him on a helicopter ride for a job interview, which was, in fact, a ruse for him to do the deed.

The couple took to the skies of Merseyside to fly over Goodison, where Wayne had organised for the marriage proposal to be spelt out using twometre high letters saying: "Bekki will you marry me?" Little did Bekki know that the camera man on-board the helicopter was from EVERTONTV and was in on the surprise all along.

Wayne said: "I wanted to combine the two biggest loves of my life, Everton and Bekki, and thought what better canvas to use than Goodison Park.

"It took me about six months to plan and sort the proposal out - it has been really stressful but I am so delighted she said yes!"

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The proposal on the pitch at Goodison Park; and, | inset, Wayne McCormack shows Bekki Whalley the ring

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 3, 2015
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