Fi­ancé hot right now af­ter his shock pro­posal at Rita Ora gig

Aimee Cuth­bert said ‘yes’ to Liam McLean on stage at Slessor Gar­dens

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS - PAUL MA­LIK pa­ma­lik@the­

Love was in the air, along with all the rain, when a cou­ple got en­gaged dur­ing Rita Ora’s con­cert in Dundee.

The sur­prise pro­posal, or­gan­ised with the help of the singer, took place on the Slessor Gar­dens stage half­way through her hit-filled set.

Liam McLean, 28, man­aged to per­suade his part­ner of seven years, Aimee Cuth­bert, that the pair had been cho­sen as com­pe­ti­tion win­ners to watch the con­cert from the side of stage.

Then, the pair were in­vited out front and cen­tre, in front of thou­sands of scream­ing fans be­fore gal­lant Liam got down on one knee and asked his shocked part­ner to marry him.

Aimee, who is a nurse at Ninewells, had “ab­so­lutely no idea” what Liam and her fam­ily had planned.

Global su­per­star Ora, who al­most missed the con­cert be­cause of a can­celled flight, has even of­fered to sing at the cou­ple’s wed­ding.

Liam said: “I have been plan­ning this pro­posal since the start of the year.

“I con­tacted Rita’s tour man­ager and we worked to­gether to make this hap­pen.

“We made my part­ner think we had won a com­pe­ti­tion but that was just a cover for the real plan.

“It was re­ally nerve-rack­ing. For­tu­nately the man­ager had or­gan­ised for a bot­tle of pros­ecco for where we were stand­ing, which helped calm the nerves.”

Liam, a singer-song­writer who per­forms in pubs across Dundee, said he would be adding a num­ber of Ora cov­ers to his reper­toire from now on.

“Rita did say on the night she would sing at our wed­ding but we get she is very busy and that prob­a­bly won’t hap­pen.”

The whole pro­posal was cap­tured on cam­era by city cen­tre man­ager Sarah Craig.

Liam took to the stage with a mi­cro­phone be­fore pop­ping the ques­tion.

He said: “I’m go­ing to show to the whole of Dundee just how much I love you, babe.”

A shocked Aimee looked like she could not be­lieve what was hap­pen­ing, be­fore she promptly an­swered “yes” and the thou­sands in at­ten­dance roared with de­light.

An ex­cited Ora could also be seen leap­ing for joy in the back­ground.

Liam took to the stage with a mi­cro­phone, telling Aimee: ‘I’m go­ing to show to the whole of Dundee just how much I love you, babe.’

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