A young woman has used the leap year's extra day to make a surprise proposal to her partner.

Aimee Williams got down on one knee to pop the question Lewis Bourne during a visit to Blackpool.

February 29th is traditionally the day that a woman can take the initiative and propose.

While on a ride at the Pleasure Beach Aimee revealed a T Shirt asking him to marry her and sealed the proposal when they got back on terra firma.

It was such a shock when I saw Aimee down on one knee, she mentioned it was a Leap Year, but it took me a minute to realise the date. We’ve discussed getting engaged loads and I always joke that I wasn’t going to propose when she is always telling me to do it.

Lewis Bourne