The Undateables: a Festive Proposal hailed as the “happiest bit of Christmas TV” so far by viewers

Daniel’s musical proposal to Lily was a beautiful slice of yuletide joy

The Undateables (Channel 4)

The Undateables: A Festive Proposal featured a scene that has been hailed by viewers as the “happiest bit of Christmas TV”.


Tuesday night’s Christmas special brought back some familiar faces from past series to find out how they would be celebrating the festive season with their loved ones – and there was a marriage proposal that moved viewers to tears.

Singer/songwriter Daniel Wakeford, who is autistic, decided to propose to Lily Taylor, who has learning difficulties, after a year of dating and falling in love.

In the special we saw Daniel shop for an engagement ring with his father and organise a choir at Brighton bandstand to sing the festive classic All I Want For Christmas Is You.

After the performance, Daniel told his girlfriend: “Have I got a Christmas surprise for you. I love you, I always have and I always will. Lily, my darling one, will you marry me?”

It was a screaming “yes”, of course, and the whole scene was a perfect slice of yuletide joy.

And all some people want for Christmas is to be as happy as Daniel…

Well then, seeing as we’ve already reached peak festive cheer, we might as well just turn off the TV for the rest of Christmas…


Maybe not: after all, there’s plenty more heartwarming shows to come.