Selby man's incredible reaction to being told he is to be a grandad goes viral on TikTok

A Selby family have gone viral on TikTok after filming the moment their father was told he was going to be a grandad for the first time.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 9:36 am
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 9:40 am
Wayne England was travelling in his motorhome when he learned he was going to be a grandfather

Isobell, Gemma and Jamie England had planned to fly to Spain to visit their father Wayne, who has been travelling around the country in his motorhome since retiring.

When they were unable to travel, they instead sent a video of 28-year-old Isobell, from South Milford, announcing her pregnancy to him.

They used Love Actually-style handwritten placards to tell him she and partner Scott Thackeray, 35, are expecting a boy in August.

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Isobell is one of Wayne's three children

Wayne, 60, was so stunned that he cried with joy.

"His kids are his life and this is his first grandchild. He’s an amazing dad so will be the best grandad in the world," said Isobell.

"My brother, sister and I had planned to go to Spain to celebrate his special 60th birthday with him however due to Covid we couldn’t.

"I’d only known since New Year's Eve myself about the pregnancy so didn’t want to tell people that soon, but I wanted to still ensure his birthday was special and I knew this would be the best present."

Office manager Isobell had already sent her dad a scratch card-type reveal but the postal service was backed up due to the pandemic so she had to think of another idea.

Isobell's brother-in-law Jamie Slinger, 19, posted the reveal on his TikTok where it quickly went viral, racking up nearly 300,000 views and over 60,000 likes.