'Undateables' star Daniel saved up for 6 months to afford a ring with enough 'sparkle' for fiancé
Daniel proposed to his girlfriend Lily on last night's episode of the show.
Lots of people, myself included, take umbrage at the title of the popular Channel 4 show The Undateables but its primary aim, bringing people together is an admirable one.
The show follows a range of people on dates who have long-term conditions, including disabilities, developmental disorders, and learning difficulties and, working in conjunction with a dating agency, tries to find people love.
Since The Undateables hit our screens back in 2012 we've all had our favourites from Richard to Brent and Challis and of course, Daniel Wakeford.
The 30-year-old Brighton native met his now fiancé Lily a year ago on the show. The pair hit it off straight away and viewers were moved to tears last night as Daniel geared up to pop the question.
We had the privilege of watching the whole process, as Daniel went to choose a ring that had enough "sparkle" with his 69-year-old father on hand to help. As Daniel has autism, he has often said that he finds it easier to communicate through song, rather than speech so he wanted to incorporate singing into the special moment.
He meticulously rehearsed the classic hit, All I Want For Christmas Is You ahead of the proposal which was scheduled to take place at the Brighton Bystand, Lily’s favourite place to spend time in their hometown.
He absolutely nailed the song and afterwards in front of family members said:
"Lily my lovely one... I love you and I always have and I always will.
And Lily, my darling one, will you marry me?"
Lily said yes without hesitation and in a heartwarming moment Daniel's dad said, "I'm absolutely intoxicated with happiness." Lily's mum, Karen added:
"She's got everything she's always wanted, that we never thought she could have."