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Singer Bruno Mars congratulates Cumbrian flash mob proposal couple

Singer Bruno Mars has congratulated a Seaton couple who got engaged while using one of his songs in New York’s Central Park.

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Related: Cumbrian man proposes after flashdance in New York

Peter O’Donnell, 31, of Main Road, shocked girlfriend Siobhan Byrne, 26, by getting up and joining in a seemingly random dance routine to Mars’s hit Marry You on January 3.

But Peter had arranged the flash mob routine before the couple arrived in the USA and had been secretly learning the routine for weeks.

Performance company Flash Mob America helped to organise 100 dancers to be at the park’s Bethesda Fountain, where Peter’s proposal was caught on camera.

It was recorded and uploaded online, where it has become one of the most watched videos.

Bruno told his 6.67 million followers on Twitter: “Awwww, congrats to Peter and Siobhan”.

The star’s message prompted thousands more people to search out the video online.

Watch Peter O'Donnell's flash dance. Article continues below...


Peter, a dental technician at Seaton’s Alpha Denture Clinic, said he wanted to do something different and couldn’t think of anything else that would suit Siobhan.

Siobhan, a lifeguard at Center Parcs, near Penrith, said: “It was unbelievable. Amazing. I never expected it. He doesn’t like being the centre of attention, so that made it extra special.”

Peter and Siobhan hope to marry in the summer next year and plan to hold a local ceremony.

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Congratulations to you both I wish you every happiness to your happy future together love emily

Posted by Emily rebecca on 29 January 2012 at 19:21

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that was a magnifcent propsel congratulations i loved it xxxx

Posted by lynne hodgson on 22 January 2012 at 23:17

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