First Time Mum: Ferne McCann’s fiancé Lorri sweetly asks her Grandad for her hand in marriage


Thursday night’s First Time Mum is set to see the sweet moment Ferne McCann’s fiancé Lorri Haines asks her Grandad Frank for her hand in marriage.

The couple became engaged during an idyllic trip to France in July following a whirlwind seven month romance.

And ahead of the big moment, Lorri sat down with Ferne’s beloved Grandad to request permission to marry his Granddaughter in an exclusive clip shared to MailOnline – with a jittery Lorri remarking: ‘I’m a bit nervous if I’m honest!’

Man in her life: Frank gives his approval for Lorri to marry his granddaughter

The big moment: Thursday night’s First Time Mum is set to see the sweet moment Ferne McCann’s fiancé Lorri Haines asks her Grandad Frank for her hand in marriage

The clip shows property developer Lorri, 31, sitting down for a cup of tea with Frank as they discuss Lorri’s relationship with Ferne.

Lorri tells Frank: ‘When we spoke and Ferne was like “if there’s any man in the world that I would like you to be like, it would have to be my grandad because he sets the best example for a man”.’

Reacting to the kind words, Frank quips: ‘You’re putting me on a pedestal now!’

Love and romance: The couple became engaged during an idyllic trip to France in July following a whirlwind seven month romance

Love and romance: The couple became engaged during an idyllic trip to France in July following a whirlwind seven month romance

Lorri then continues: ‘She did set the expectation very high with the male figure in her life. 

‘Living with her, waking up with Ferne and Sunday everyday, it really does make me happy and it’s what I’ve always wanted. I’m in my 30s now, not getting any younger, so there was something I did want to ask you….

‘I think I’m a bit nervous if I’m honest!’ to which Frank urges him ‘Just say it.’

Respectful: Lorri sat down with Ferne's beloved Grandad to request permission to marry his Granddaughter in an exclusive clip shared to MailOnline - with a jittery Lorri remarking: 'I'm a bit nervous if I'm honest!

Respectful: Lorri sat down with Ferne’s beloved Grandad to request permission to marry his Granddaughter in an exclusive clip shared to MailOnline – with a jittery Lorri remarking: ‘I’m a bit nervous if I’m honest!

Big moment: The scene then cuts to Lorri's VT as he tells the camera: 'Normally I'm really composed but what I'm about to ask is a life changing question'

Big moment: The scene then cuts to Lorri’s VT as he tells the camera: ‘Normally I’m really composed but what I’m about to ask is a life changing question’

The scene then cuts to Lorri’s VT as he tells the camera: ‘Normally I’m really composed but what I’m about to ask is a life changing question.

‘So, I love Ferne a lot and I see myself spending the rest of my life with her. And for me I really feel like it’s the right time and I would really really like to ask you if you would be happy with allowing me to marry her.’

Giving his verdict to an edgy Lorri, Frank replies: ‘Great. If both of you are happy with that then you must go ahead. And I’m sure she’s going to be over the moon.’

Here it goes: ' I love Ferne a lot and I see myself spending the rest of my life with her... I would really really like to ask you if you would be happy with allowing me to marry her'

Here it goes: ‘ I love Ferne a lot and I see myself spending the rest of my life with her… I would really really like to ask you if you would be happy with allowing me to marry her’

It's a yes! Giving his verdict to an edgy Lorri, Frank replies: 'Great. If both of you are happy with that then you must go ahead. And I'm sure she's going to be over the moon'

It’s a yes! Giving his verdict to an edgy Lorri, Frank replies: ‘Great. If both of you are happy with that then you must go ahead. And I’m sure she’s going to be over the moon’

Beautiful: The moment that Lorri gets down on one knee will also bee shown on First Time Mum (pictured, a preview of the episode)

Beautiful: The moment that Lorri gets down on one knee will also bee shown on First Time Mum (pictured, a preview of the episode)

‘I’d like to think so, yeah’ adds Lorri.

He then tells the camera in his VT: ‘Now I just need Ferne to say yes!’

And as fans will know, the former TOWIE star, 32, did indeed say yes, with the beauty sharing the exciting news on her Instagram at the beginning of July. 

Captioning a photo of herself and her new fiancé locked in an embrace while she showed off her sparkling ring, she wrote: ‘So happily ever afters do exist. I cannot wait to do forever with you baby.’ 

Over the moon: as fans will know, the former TOWIE star, 32, did indeed say yes, with the beauty sharing the exciting news on her Instagram at the beginning of July

Over the moon: as fans will know, the former TOWIE star, 32, did indeed say yes, with the beauty sharing the exciting news on her Instagram at the beginning of July

Happily ever after: Ferne McCann has announced her engagement to boyfriend Lorri this summer, writing on Instagram:  : 'So happily ever afters do exist. I cannot wait to do forever with you baby'

Happily ever after: Ferne McCann has announced her engagement to boyfriend Lorri this summer, writing on Instagram:  : ‘So happily ever afters do exist. I cannot wait to do forever with you baby’

Sharing a similar picture with his own followers, a delighted Lorri, also 31, added: ‘She said yesssss.’ 

The TV personality confirmed her romance with the businessman in January, shortly after the collapse of her six-month relationship with DJ and marketing manager Jack Padgett. 

Ferne recently revealed that herself and fiancé Lorri plan to get married abroad and have told how they’d ‘love’ to welcome children together in the future.

Speaking in an Instagram Q&A with her fans last month, the former TOWIE star added that she ‘manifested’ her man into her life after she stopped chasing love. 

Having only got engaged two months ago, Ferne told how she was in ‘no rush’ to walk down the aisle just yet and instead wants to make the most of being engaged.

Happy: The TV personality confirmed her romance with the businessman in January, shortly after the collapse of her six-month relationship with DJ and marketing manager Jack Padgett

Happy: The TV personality confirmed her romance with the businessman in January, shortly after the collapse of her six-month relationship with DJ and marketing manager Jack Padgett

When asked when she thinks she’ll marry, she explained: ‘We have a year in our minds but nothing is set in stone. I don’t really want to rush & enjoy our engagement. 

‘Plus I want a epic engagement party with our nearest & dearest. You lot know I love a party.’

However, despite being unsure of the date, the First Time Mum star insisted she and Lorri ‘definitely’ want to marry abroad after initially meeting on their travels.

She explained: ‘We would definitely get married abroad. We met each other abroad & love travelling together. Not decided where.’

Ferne also told how her engagement was filmed for her show, adding that she ‘can’t wait’ for her fans to watch the special moment. 

Plans: Ferne recently revealed that herself and fiancé Lorri plan to get married abroad and have told how they'd 'love' to welcome children together in the future

Plans: Ferne recently revealed that herself and fiancé Lorri plan to get married abroad and have told how they’d ‘love’ to welcome children together in the future

Looking to the future, the beauty went on to say how she hopes to have children with her fiancé down the line, but that this will happen when the time is right for them.

She explained: ‘Literally THE most common questioned haha. We would absolutely love to have children together.

‘I have Sunday and Lorri has his little boy so we are just enjoying our journey and relationship without rushing into anything. It will happen when the time is right.’

The reality star is happier than ever with her man and Ferne went on to explain to her followers that she ‘manifested’ Lorri into her life after not making finding love a ‘priority’ in her life. 

Wedding: When asked when she thinks she'll marry, she explained: 'We have a year in our minds but nothing is set in stone. I don't really want to rush & enjoy our engagement'

Wedding: When asked when she thinks she’ll marry, she explained: ‘We have a year in our minds but nothing is set in stone. I don’t really want to rush & enjoy our engagement’

Going to happen: However, despite being unsure of the date, the First Time Mum star insisted she and Lorri 'definitely' want to marry abroad after initially meeting on their travels

Going to happen: However, despite being unsure of the date, the First Time Mum star insisted she and Lorri ‘definitely’ want to marry abroad after initially meeting on their travels

Family: Looking to the future, the beauty went on to say how she hopes to have children with her fiancé down the line, but that this will happen when the time is right for them

Family: Looking to the future, the beauty went on to say how she hopes to have children with her fiancé down the line, but that this will happen when the time is right for them

Responding to a fan question, she said: ‘YES! I manifested my wonderful man into my life. This pic was like the second night after we met each other. From the moment we met we didn’t leave each other’s sides for like 4 days. 

‘Walking into 2022 I almost surrendered to my love life. Not making it a priority & that’s when it happened. I stopped chasing and offered it to the universe. 

‘He was everything I also wanted but more importantly he was what I needed! It’s like I’ve always known him!’

First time Mum continues Thursday 8 September at 9pm on ITVBe and ITV Hub. 

Her love: The reality star is happier than ever with her man and Ferne went on to explain to her followers that she 'manifested' Lorri into her life after not making finding love a 'priority' in her life

Her love: The reality star is happier than ever with her man and Ferne went on to explain to her followers that she ‘manifested’ Lorri into her life after not making finding love a ‘priority’ in her life

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