Stephen Fry has opened up about the adorable way in which he proposed to his husband Elliott Spencer and how it could, with a flick of a fork, have gone horribly wrong! Fry appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday (7th February) and revealed some important details about his husband and their relationship. Fry explained how he had met Spencer, whom he married at a registry office in Norfolk on 17th January, and how he proposed.

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry has revealed how he proposed to his husband, Elliott Spencer.

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The 57-year-old comedian and actor explained how he knew almost immediately he wanted to spend the rest of his life with 27-year-old Spencer when the two met at mutual friend's party.  "We met at a friend's house and I knew pretty much straight away that this was someone I wanted to spend, what I considered, the rest of my life with," Fry explained.

Marriage was on the cards for the couple from the outset and when Fry decided to propose but, instead of getting down on one knee, thought it would be "charming" to leave the ring on a fork and wait for Spencer to return from the loo whilst at a restaurant. 

"I kind of knew that he'd say yes, we had kind of danced around the subject [of marriage] and I bought a ring and waited for him to pop off to the loo and put the ring on the prongs of a fork so that he would see it as he started to eat. I thought it would be charming," Fry said as Metro reports. 

Unfortunately it wasn't all smooth sailing as Spencer did not initially notice the ring and continued to talk whilst gesticulating with his fork! 

"Of course he came back and he started chatting and he started playing with the fork and I thought "for God's sake look at the fork" - you don't really ever look at forks do you - and I thought "he's going to pick it up and the ring is going to fly off into that lady's soup," Fry continued. "But fortunately he just in time caught sight of it and it was a very teary and splendid moment." 

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