BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER star Alyson Hannigan would love to relive the moment when her boyfriend asked her to marry him - because she was too busy eating to pay attention.

A proposal was the last thing the actress was expecting when she and her Buffy co-star and boyfriend ALEXIS DENISOF set off for a Christmas picnic at a winery in the Napa Valley, California.

And she was too hungry to pay attention to his romantic speech.

She says, "We'd just bought a house together and I figured that was a big step. I thought we were good for a long time. I was floored.

"He says, 'Will you marry me?' and I thought he'd slipped up and then he pulled out a ring box and I was like, 'He meant it, Oh my God.' I'm convinced I had turkey in my teeth when I said yes."

22/05/2003 02:06