A Touche unlucky in love

A presenter on Coventry’s Touch FM was left red-faced after a romantic Valentine’s Day gesture backfired on him.

A presenter on Coventry's Touch FM was left red-faced after a romantic Valentine's Day gesture backfired on him. 29 year old Steffen La Touche read out a poem and proposed to his girlfriend of nine years live on air on Tuesday. The object of his affections, who also works at the station, was sitting in the studio but made a hasty exit after turning down the proposal, asking why he had done it on air. Listeners heard silence and then a travel bulletin before La Touche returned with the spoken hope that his listeners were having a better Valentine's Day than he was. He then played 'Unbreak My Heart' before making his own exit leaving his show in the hands of another presenter. He was back on air today for the first time since the incident telling listeners that he didn't want to discuss it.

29 year old Steffen La Touche read out a poem and proposed to his girlfriend of nine years live on air on Tuesday. The object of his affections, who also works at the station, was sitting in the studio but made a hasty exit after turning down the proposal, asking why he had done it on air. Listeners heard silence and then a travel bulletin before La Touche returned with the spoken hope that his listeners were having a better Valentine’s Day than he was. He then played ‘Unbreak My Heart’ before making his own exit leaving his show in the hands of another presenter. He was back on air today for the first time since the incident telling listeners that he didn’t want to discuss it.