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Meet Croydon's answer to Gavin and Stacey (but with bigger muscles)

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A COUPLE described as the 'world's most powerful' have married after their own Gavin and Stacey-style romance.

Lisa Dennis, from Addiscombe, and her partner Chris Pitman both hold world records for smashing roof tiles.

The couple married in a ceremony at Bromley Court Hotel on Saturday, surprising hundreds of their family and friends from Virtue Taekwondo school, which Lisa set up in 1999.

Lisa, 40, described the couple's romance as "real-life Gavin and Stacey".

"We met during a weekend at Butlins in Bognor Regis. He was with his mates from Barry Island in Wales and I was there with mine," she said.

"It was love at first sight really. There were a lot of long drives down the M4 to see each other in the early days."

Chris, 44, who was introduced to taekwondo by Lisa, set the world best for a man smashing roof tiles in 2013, when he obliterated 1,000 tiles in just 51 seconds on Blue Peter, and followed it with a surprise proposal.

Lisa said: "He proposed after his own record attempt but I jokingly said he couldn't marry me until I break my Guinness World Record, it was really out of jest."

But the wedding did wait and Lisa broke the record on Italian TV show Lo Show Dei, smashing an incredible 923 roof tiles in a minute back in August, beating her own earlier record and paving the way for their wedding.

Now, they have their sights set on a new achievement - the world record for a married couple smashing roof tiles.

"Britain's Got Talent have even been in touch, which is quite exciting," added Lisa, who won the European Taekwondo championships seven times before becoming world champion in 2011.

She has now retired.

Meet Croydon's answer to Gavin and Stacey (but with bigger muscles)


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