Man pulls embarrassing Valentine’s stunt after realising his ex has moved on

A lovelorn scaffolder went to great lengths to win back the woman he “neglected’.

Josh Staddon, 30, built a huge Valentine’s Day message on the side of a hill for Leah, amid fears he’s blown their relationship.

He braved the freezing wind and rain on Capstone Hill in Ilfracombe, Devon at 5.30am on Wednesday creating his massive, “I Love You Leah’ message.

It took Josh two hours to finish the giant note which he lovingly created using protective scaffolding foam and bed sheets.

Josh, who owns a scaffolding firm, said: “I have known Leah for several years, we have a lot of history.

I saw her on and off for a while. She has given me lots of chances over the years and I have neglected them.’

Josh Staddon created the massive Valentine’s Day message on Capstone Hill, Ilfracombe (Picture: Facebook)

No word yet on if Leah was wooed by the stunt (Picture:Apex)

Sadly for Josh, it could be a case of too little too late. He explained: “Unfortunately she’s now gone on to meet someone else but I wanted to show her how much I love her and I thought a big public gesture would prove it.

“I want to prove myself to her and apologise for my behaviour in the past.’

Josh said he spent several days planning his romantic gesture, which took planning and drawing and even cost him a few sleepless nights.

He added: “I went through a number of different ideas of how I could do it and what materials I could use but the scaffold foam stood out best.

“I was worried that people might have considered it vandalism but I spoke to someone from the council this morning and assured them I would remove it later.’

Josh said despite the freezing conditions adrenaline kept him going for the two hours it took to erect.

He said: “I don’t expect her to come running into my arms, but if I didn’t do it I know I would have regretted it for the rest of my life.’

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