A 24-year-old man from Southend is convinced that his wife will love unwrapping a Hoover on Christmas Day. 

Bulgarian-born Alfie Dicri-Nisi from Fairfax Drive told our Chief Reporter that it was a ‘sure thing’ as he had chosen the Pink Henry version of the popular household gadget. 

He said: ‘My wife Sandra always complains that I don’t put any thought into her Christmas gift – well everything will change this year.’

‘Pink is her favourite colour. I got her an ironing board last year and she got really upset. It was blue, and that’s where I think I went wrong.’

‘She’s going to love the anti-allergy filters and attachment case as well.’

We spoke to Sandra earlier today to find out what she is hoping to receive this Christmas. 

She said: ‘If I am being honest, I actually started seeing another man shortly after last year’s Christmas gift fiasco.’

‘This guy treats me really well, but I am worried that he is a bit slow on the uptake. We walked past a florist last week and I saw some beautiful flowers, so I asked him what I would have to do to get them.’ 

‘He told me that I would have to lie on my back with my legs on the air. That seemed a bit weird as I already have plenty of vases at home.’