Nutini turns matchmaker at gig

Scottish singer Paolo Nutini played Cupid at a recent show when he proposed to a fan in the audience on behalf of her boyfriend.

Scottish singer Paolo Nutini played Cupid at a recent show when he proposed to a fan in the audience on behalf of her boyfriend.

The 'Last Request' hitmaker was approached by gig-goer Dave Campbell before a concert in Liverpool last week.

Campbell detailed his plan to ask girlfriend Debbie Casey to marry him during her favourite Nutini song, 'Alloway Grove'.

But during the track, Campbell lost his nerve and backed out of proposing - so Nutini decided to step in and play matchmaker.

Campbell said: "I'd resigned myself to the fact that it wasn't going to happen, when suddenly Paolo stopped singing and shouted, 'Is Debbie Casey here? If you are here, Debbie, will you marry Dave?'

"I don't know who was more surprised, me or Debbie. It was unbelievable. Paolo had obviously remembered what I had said and decided to help. Thankfully, she said yes and just flung herself into my arms.

"It was such a surreal moment. The pair of us were so happy and, when Paolo found out Debbie had said yes, he congratulated us mid-way through the concert. It was by far the best gig I've ever been to."

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