WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A professional stuntman proposed to his girlfriend while covered in flames that spread up his back and legs.
- The dramatic proposal rendered his girlfriend speechless, even more so because she is under the impression that she will be taking part in a photoshoot and had no idea about the proposal.
- When she regained her composure, she said yes.
Ricky Ash popped the question while aflame, the flames spreading from his back and legs, during a decoy photoshoot set up to surprise his girlfriend.
“We all know each other in the stunt industry, and no one’s ever proposed on fire before,” he explained.
The professional stuntman stands at 5’3″. His short stature helped him become the Guinness World Records’ ‘Most Versatile Stuntman’ in 2000. He doubled and performed countless stunts for different celebrities, irrespective of ages, and genders.
Katrina Dobson is a registered nurse, stationed inside the coronavirus disease unit at William Harvey Hospital in Kent, United Kingdom. She participated in the photoshoot, unaware that the entire thing was prepared for her boyfriend to propose.
“He sold it to me as a story on something that would make people smile,” she explained. “When he was set on fire, I saw he had his hand in his pocket. I thought, ‘What are you doing, get your hand out of your pocket.’ And all of a sudden he just took out this ring.”
“It really was a lovely way to do it. He lives and breathes his job, so it was the perfect proposal,” she added.
In the video, when he dropped down and asked her, she was rendered speechless. Later, she regained her composure and agreed to the proposal.
“She couldn’t even get the word ‘yes’ out because she was so shocked,” said Ash.
Sinclair solicited assistance from David Sinclair, who is a professional photographer he met during previous work projects. The photographer doused the stuntman with the accelerant before the surprise proposal.
“The idea was for the flames to last just enough to say, ‘Will you marry me Katrina Dobson?’,” Sinclair said.
The couple’s relationship started online. In March, their first date happened. From there, the couple was unable to spend more time together because of the lockdown but managed to keep in contact, every day for three weeks.
The professional stunt double started his career almost three decades ago. He worked on countless commercials, television programs, and widescreen films, working with famous celebrities, including Richard Burton and Johnny Depp.
He intended that the dramatic proposal be the reward for his wife-to-be, sharing details about her tireless work during the pandemic. “She is a very modest hardworking lady, I am very fortunate to have met her and she has changed my life in so many positive ways,” he said.