‘Punching above our weight’ – Jarrow couple in competition claiming they’re the most mismatched

FINALISTS ... Paula and Stephen Black, from Jarrow, are in the final of Metro Radio's Punching Above Your Weight contest.
FINALISTS ... Paula and Stephen Black, from Jarrow, are in the final of Metro Radio's Punching Above Your Weight contest.

A JARROW couple are hoping to bag a romantic holiday after reaching the finals of the contest.

Paula and Stephen Black are competing against three other couples in the final of Metro Radio’s Punching Above Your Weight.

The annual competition asks people who are in a relationship with someone who is better looking than them to come forward in the hope of scooping a five-star break in Corfu.

Paula and Stephen, of Inverness Road, met on a blind date four years ago and tied the knot in September.

They have a daughter, Chloe. Paula, 42, runs Paula Louise Hair Design, on the Hedworth estate, in Jarrow, and Stephen, 36. runs his own mixed martial arts gym in Ryhope, Sunderland.

Paula said: “He always gets told he’s punching above his weight by his friends, and I was listening to Metro Radio in work one day and they were talking about it and everyone said I should enter.

“It’s been a good laugh being a part of it and it would be fantastic to win.

“We got married at the Quality Hotel, in Boldon, in September so this would be a nice little honeymoon for us.

“We had a family holiday with Chloe but it would be lovely to have one on our own.”

To vote for Paula and Stephen go to www.metroradio.co.uk/punching2015

It’s been a good laugh being a part of it and it would be fantastic to win.

Paula Black

Voting closes at 7am Friday.

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