A Trowbridge man’s on-air proposal to his girlfriend is set to be broadcast on Heart tomorrow.

Neil Mitchell, 34, took his partner Beth Ashman, 21, to Heart’s Swindon studios with her expecting to be taking part in the station’s Big Town Showdown competition.

Instead, Mr Mitchell, a logistics manager at Eurocell, in Trowbridge, interrupted the broadcast and popped the question to Miss Ashman.

Mr Mitchell explained the reason behind his plan, saying: “We had our baby Owen last year and there was a lot of complications with the pregnancy and a 75 per cent we might lose him but thankfully we didn’t.

“But Beth didn’t really have chance to mark her 21st birthday, last March, as she was heavily pregnant, so I thought that it would be good to propose on air for her birthday this year but Heart then suggested the Valentine’s proposal which I thought was a good idea.”

The couple, live in Croft Court, Trowbridge, with nine-month-old Owen.

Mr Mitchell’s proposal was recorded on Tuesday and it will air on Heart at around 8.30am tomorrow as part of their Valentine’s Day coverage.