John Thomson thinks proposal was 'absolutely ridiculous'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 February 2014
The Proposers

The Proposers

John Thomson, who narrates new series 'The Proposers', has admitted that he thinks some of the ideas that were shown were "absolutely ridiculous"

John Thompson thinks some of the ideas on 'The Proposers' are "absolutely ridiculous".

The former 'Fast Show' comedian narrates the new series which sees hopeful romantics seek the help of Daisy Amodio and Tiffany Wright, who assist them in coming up with unique and often elaborate proposal ideas, and he says some of the ideas are outrageous.

He said: "It was laugh out loud funny sometimes. There was one I thought was absolutely ridiculous ... one guy whose budget was a bit less gave the girls the brief that, 'Well my girlfriend likes Disney and she likes small dogs', so they went 'OK, that's something we can work with.'

"So what they did was made homemade miniature Disney costumes for these tiny dogs which were walked past them while they sat on a park bench and he popped the question. She looked pretty happy with it."

The 44-year-old actor - who's starred in 'Cold Feet' and 'Coronation Street' in the past - admitted that he was surprised no one had said no to any of the proposals and claimed when he asked his wife of nine years, Samantha Sharp, to marry him it was much less exciting than ideas from the show.

He told BANG Showbiz: "Mine was bog standard. I went to Sharrow Bay in Ullswater in the Lake District, took her for dinner at a really, really good restaurant, had champagne waiting in the bedroom then got down on one knee and proposed and she said yes."

'The Proposers' starts on Wednesday, February 12 on Lifetime (Sky 156 / Virgin 242).

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