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Groom Pranks Bride With Gareth Southgate Wedding Speech

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Groom Pranks Bride With Gareth Southgate Wedding Speech

This is the moment a prankster groom gave a Euro 2020-inspired wedding speech, much to the shock and confusion of his new wife - watch the clip below:

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When Leon King sat down to watch England v Ukraine on Saturday 3 July (it finished 4-0, if you needed reminding), he had a lightbulb moment.

He needed to keep his idea secret from everyone - apart from the DJ at his impending wedding.

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That's because Leon - who owns tattoo studio Ink Kings - had decided to dedicate his wedding speech to a true hero: Gareth Southgate.

Oh, and he needed the DJ to play 'Three Lions' after he'd invited all his guests to participate in a toast.

Hilariously, Leon's wife Laura didn't have a clue what was going on as he gave his speech.

He opened by saying: "It's been a long time coming. We've had highs, we've had lows... but we're finally here today."

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Credit: Instagram/@soulful__media
Credit: Instagram/@soulful__media

Still oblivious to what was coming, 30-year-old Laura stood with the rest of the wedding guests as her husband invited everyone to 'raise a glass'.

Suddenly Leon explained that the toast would be honouring 'Gareth and the England football team' and... well, let's just put it this way: if looks could kill, Leon wouldn't have been around to tell the tale.

Luckily, Laura said she found the entire thing funny... once she figured out who her husband meant by 'Gareth', that is.

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Leon and Laura King. Credit: Leon King
Leon and Laura King. Credit: Leon King

Speaking to LADbible, Laura said: "I did find it funny after, I just didn't know who bloody Gareth was. I was thinking, 'Who's Gareth?'

"We're both jokers anyway, I was expecting something, I just wasn't expecting that, so I was a bit like, 'What the f***?'

"It was when he said 'we've had our lows' and I thought, 'We've never had lows before in our life.'

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"We never argue and I thought, 'We're going to have a bloody low in a minute.' But I did find it funny afterwards."

Laura did see the funny side. Calm down, guys. Credit: Instagram/@soulful__media
Laura did see the funny side. Calm down, guys. Credit: Instagram/@soulful__media
And the wedding guests loved it. Credit: Instagram/@soulful__media
And the wedding guests loved it. Credit: Instagram/@soulful__media

Talking about his stunt and how he planned it, Leon explained: " We'd moved the wedding so many times and I was watching the football and thought, 'You know, actually... I could use this.'

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"When we were playing Ukraine I was sitting there thinking. 'If we lose, I can't use it now.' I'd already planned it and they won against Ukraine and I thought, 'It's happening.'"

And Leon has confirmed that none of the guests were in on it, except for one key figure. He said: "Just the DJ, because obviously I needed him to play the music.

"Nobody [else] knew, not one single person. I didn't tell anyone. All the reactions were genuine."

You can follow Leon's tattoo business on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Featured Image Credit: Leon King

Topics: Football, Daily Ladness, Euro 2020, Funny, England, Community

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