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Edinburgh Fringe comic Bec Hill gets engaged on stage

Bec Hill
Image caption Bec Hill is in Edinburgh with her stand-up show Bec By Popular Demand

A comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe got an unexpected heckle when her boyfriend proposed in the middle of her show.

When Bec Hill put a question to the audience, her boyfriend Gavin Innes, who was sitting at the back of the room, put up his hand and got on stage.

"He proposed and then I nodded and cried," she said. "And then he said, 'You have to finish the show now.'

"I had 10 minutes left to do so I performed 10 minutes with tears streaming down my face."

The proposal came during Monday's performance of the Australian comedian's stand-up routine titled Bec By Popular Demand.

"I was doing the show and there's a bit where I ask if anyone's got a back-up plan for if someone tried to mug them, and I do a bit of audience banter," Hill said.

"This hand at the back went up and I saw this person stand up and I thought, 'oh my gosh, some weirdo's going to storm the stage'. They started walking toward the stage and they said 'I'd propose.' Then he came on stage and it was him."

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