A Professional Stuntman Set Himself On Fire To Propose To His Girlfriend.

A Professional Stuntman Set Himself On Fire To Propose To His Girlfriend.

Riky Ash, a 52-year-old stuntman, had flames spreading up his back and legs as he asked girlfriend Katrina Dobson to be his wife.

Things are heating up in this relationship, as proposed to his girlfriend by an expert stuntman... On the flames.

The clip below shows Riky Ash, 52, catching the adorable (and equally terrifying) scene on camera, asking his beautiful girl to marry him as he was engulfing his body in flames.

His fiancee, Katrina Dobson, a 48-year-old coronavirus nurse, was rendered speechless by the prank but gradually recovered her composure, saying yes (moments before he was extinguished).

Katrina-who was told to take part in a photoshoot with her partner at 6 ft 3 "towers above 5 ft 3" Riky-was fully aware that he would be set alight.

But she had no idea he wanted to ask her a burning question.


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The NHS nurse even showed up wearing her scrubs, assuming it was a spotlight on seeking health staff love.

Speaking of the heartwarming moment, Katrina said: "He sold it to me as a story on something that would make people smile.

"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."

The nurse, who works at the coronavirus unit at William Harvey Hospital in Kent, added: "It was a lovely way to do it. He lives and breathes his job, so it was the perfect proposal."

Riky - who has performed stunts in Tim Burton blockbuster Sleepy Hollow and gained popularity in the UK as the 'Tango Man' - said: "She couldn't even get the word 'yes' out because she was so shocked.


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"This is what I do day in day out. I was so excited to do it. For me, it was like doing a big Hollywood blockbuster, and I was proposing to my girlfriend at the same time.

"We all know each other in the stunt industry, and no one's ever proposed on fire before."

Katrina was unaware that photographer David Sinclair had doused the stuntman before the proposition.

He said: "The accelerant causes a big whoosh of flame and then dies out immediately. The idea was for the flames to last just enough to say 'Will you marry me, Katrina Dobson.'"

In March, the pair met online and enjoyed their first date together before Britain was shut down.



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Katrina, from Sevenoaks, Kent, said: "It was a whirlwind romance. We went on a date and knew from the very beginning we wanted to spend our time together.

"Then, lockdown happened, and we spoke on the phone every day for three weeks."

The dedicated nurse said of her work: "I love my job working in A&E. I love helping people, but I've never found that right person before. I'm pinching myself. I can't believe it's me."

During the pandemic, Riky was determined to ensure his memorable and dramatic proposal rewarded his wife-to-be for her tireless work.

The veteran stuntman said: "Katrina has worked so hard during these times, and I know that this will make her year receiving my proposal of marriage rewarding her for her continued commitment to changing people's lives for the better."

He added: "She is a very modest hardworking lady, I am very fortunate to have met her and changed my life in so many positive ways."


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