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11/01/2016

Frank Lampard's tearful wedding speech

Frank Lampard gave an emotional wedding speech saying he wished his mum had lived to meet Christine Bleakley.

The pair met at the Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards six years.

And after being introduced to each other by former Mirror editor Piers Morgan they fell in love.

Now in his latest column for the Mail, Piers recalled Frank's speech that had everyone including the groom, in tears.

His mum Pat died in 2008.

He said: "As you all know, I was a mummy’s boy.

"My biggest regret is Mum died before she ever got to meet Christine because they’re so similar, like two peas from the same pod."

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Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard leave after their wedding at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge

We hope Frank and Christine's marriage lasts longer than the other couple that Piers played cupid for at the awards - Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

The former Chelsea and England midfielder, 37, and TV host Christine, 36, partied until 4am with a host of celebrity pals after tying the knot.

But before they tucked into a slap-up five-course dinner at posh venue The Arts Club in Mayfair, Central London, Frank made his touching speech .

Guests later moved to the basement for a boozy 10-hour bash, where Ed Sheeran played two sets.

At one point Frank, who now plays for New York City, leapt on stage for a duet of Westlife’s Flying Without Wings.

A source said: “Frank is normally quite shy but he couldn’t pass up the chance to sing with Ed. It was very light hearted, great fun and his friends and Christine loved it.”

Before they wed Christine revealed they were planning a “good old-fashioned knees-up”.

Speaking today on TV, guest Piers said he warned him Christine was “out of his league” when they met at the Awards in 2009.

“Christine came into the bar and Frank said, ‘Who’s that? She looks a bit of a sort’, which I think is East End for ‘She’s attractive.’

"I said, ‘She’s way above your league, mate,’” he said.

“Anyway, next thing, they get together. He said in his speech he was away playing for England and they spoke every night for four hours and just fell madly in love in one week.”

Other famous faces at the wedding at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, included Phillip Schofield , designer Kelly Hoppen, Ant and Dec and Frank’s ex-teammates John Terry and Didier Drogba.

Christine’s old One Show co-host Adrian Chiles was also there.

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