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Tonight I'm Yours! Concert-goer pops question with proposal at Sir Rod Stewart show

By Jordan Reynolds | Wolverhampton | Wolverhampton entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

One concert-goer thought Tonight's The Night when Sir Rod Stewart came to Wolverhampton and popped the question in front of 25,000 fans.

Stephen Dryden with the banner, and right, Kerry Clarkson saying yes to marrying her partner

Stephen Dryden and Kerry Clarkson booked tickets separately to see the 74-year-old at Molineux last year when they were good friends.

Sir Rod Stewart rocked Wolverhampton at his Molineux gig on Saturday night

Then on Saturday night after five months in a relationship Stephen popped he question by waving a banner in the air from one side of the arena to Kerry in another.

Stephen, a 60-year-old interior designer from Brewood, had been planning the proposal for weeks and had given Kerry's mother Patricia Feist two banners before the concert knowing she would be with her daughter, one saying yes and one saying no.

As the couple's song came on, You're in my Heart, Stephen waved the banner and 43-year-old Kerry held up the 'yes' banner by being picked up on the shoulders of other fans.

Stephen with another banner in the Steve Bull stand

Kerry, from Penn, said: "My boyfriend and my step-dad and their friends were all sat up in the Steve Bull stand and I had bought my mum and I tickets for her 70th birthday elsewhere.

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"Stephen gave my mum a yes and a no banner before the concert and when our favourite song came on I started dancing with my mum and she said 'look up' and he'd got a banner asking me to marry him.

"I picked the yes banner and held it up but he couldn't see so people around me got me up on their shoulders and we were waving at each other.

The proposal in the pub on Sunday

"It was absolutely breathtakingly amazing, I had no idea.

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"We went out to dinner on the Sunday with the family and he got down on one knee, it was amazing, I'm still in shock.

"I can't remember most of the concert after that."

The happy couple after the proposal

Stephen added that he was "petrified" of popping the question. He said: "I was absolutely petrified, I'd been planning it for quite a while.

"I'd got the playlist and knew it was the 17th song so when it came on Kerry's mum made her look over to see the banner.

"It was such a relief when she said yes, we're over the moon now.

"We're thinking about a wedding next year."

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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