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Ipswich/America: Country’s former fattest man Paul Mason is proposed to by girlfriend Rebecca Mountain live on US TV

PUBLISHED: 16:23 14 January 2014 | UPDATED: 19:50 14 January 2014

Paul Mason and Rebecca Mountain met for the first time in November when she travelled to the UK. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

Paul Mason and Rebecca Mountain met for the first time in November when she travelled to the UK. Picture: Paul Nixon Photography

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Paul Mason, formerly Britain’s fattest man, is to marry girlfriend Rebecca Mountain.

Mr Mason flew to America with Miss Mountain just before Christmas to discuss possible surgery options for the removal of excess skin with a consultant.

While there the couple appeared on TV show The View where Miss Mountain popped the question.

Mr Mason said yes and has vowed to lose enough weight to enable him to walk down the aisle instead of having to use his wheelchair.

The former postman, who at one stage weighed 70 stone, started dating Miss Mountain in September last year.

She contacted Mr Mason after he was featured in a documentary shown in the US, initially to offer help in finding someone who would remove his excess skin following a gastric bypass.

However love soon blossomed and Miss Mountain even made the trip across the Atlantic to see Mr Mason in November.

The couple have yet to set a date for the wedding.

22 comments

  • Has anyone got a 20p piece?

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    Citizen

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Haven't you noticed from all the negative comments every time you publish a story about this man? WE DON'T CARE WHAT HE'S DOING!!

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    beerlover

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Lee Davies

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • why waste column space to this publicty seeker.

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    bob

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • have seen nothing about this on US tv,not even about the documentary you are talking about no interest in the US.

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    gavalie

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • I bet the moderator is busy hitting the"comment rejected"button on this article.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • I am sure we wish the happy couple all the best - living in the United States of America.

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • I have to say I have seen nothing about this on tv news,or the documentary you are talking about.I think this woman has something wrong with her.

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    gavalie

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • So Mason goes to the Mountain!? Oh wait...that was Mohammed. One hopes that the happy couple do not hyphenate their name. Mason-Mountain. My sides would split right open

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    Sentinel Red

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • I love to read readers comments.

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    Lee Davies

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • The nhs money that has been spent on him and his self inflicted condition could have been put to better use on genuine people in need of treatment.

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    bob

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Didn't he have the stomach to do it himself? Was hoping we'd heard the last of him

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    Robotix

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Will he now be staying in the USA.......PLEASE!!!!

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    IMP

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • A) Who cares and B) why can't Evening Star reporters spell properly? His excess skin may have been "loose" but you don't "loose" weight. Jeez

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    Mr M

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Oh what fantastic news , NOT ! Great article though - should get an award !

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    Poppys Dad

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • And the award for the most boring and pointless story of the year goes to....... Ipswich star!

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    mr_tall

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • It's always nice to hear of well respected people getting on well in life. So how about reporting on some???!!!

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    Mr Grumpy

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • This paper disgusts me with the rubbish it prints. Nobody cares about this guy and his activities; you merely cause contempt by printing such rubbish

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    Johnie Redwood

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Should be a good buffet after.

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    Mike Derruki

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • WHAT A STRANGE WORLD.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • how sad on tv cheap publicity

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    pandy

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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