A Staffordshire couple bagged a luxurious wedding package worth £22,000 after donning fun fancy dress outfits for a special competition.

Mark Wood and Tonia Ratcliffe were one of ten couples to reach the final stage of the Win a Dream Wedding contest, which was organised by local newspaper the Sentinel.

In an emotionally-charged evening at Stoke's Moat House Hotel, each twosome was required to turn up in costume before the winner was decided.

Mark opted for Michael Jackson fancy dress and Tonia was Bubbles, the late music legend's famous pet monkey.

"I'm a big Michael Jackson fan so I wanted to do this," the groom-to-be explained to the newspaper.

The couple then had to make it through a series of tasks, including a wedding-themed quiz, before landing the prize.

Other fancy dress outfits at the competition included cartoon ogre Shrek and reality TV stars The Osbournes.

Thriller-era Michael Jackson remains a highly popular costume choice for partygoers, with soap actress Phina Oruche choosing this outfit for a recent Hollyoaks bash in Liverpool.