American student who shocked actor boyfriend says they are still together

An American student who flew to the UK to surprise her actor boyfriend has insisted they are still going strong after their reunion was filmed and left him 'with a look of horror'.

Cara Corrigan convinced partner Paul Stirrat she was in Florida while he was performing pantomime in Rotherham earlier this year.

But she had secretly teamed up with his fellow Dick Whittington cast members and even his mother to plan the surprise.

Friends filmed the moment she waited outside his dressing room as he was called out by colleagues and the video went viral due to the complete look of shock on his face, leading to speculation he was not pleased to see her and could be 'hiding something'. 

But Ms Corrigan, also an actress, was quick to dismiss the reaction and told MailOnline they had been 'cracking up' at the reaction online and added: 'Rest assured, he doesn't have another girlfriend'.

She added they are both in the US currently which his 'other girlfriend would not be happy about' if she existed.  

American actress Cara Corrigan, left, who let her long-distance boyfriend Paul Stirrat, right, looking 'horrified' after surprising him at his theatre has insisted they are still very much together

American actress Cara Corrigan, left, who let her long-distance boyfriend Paul Stirrat, right, looking 'horrified' after surprising him at his theatre has insisted they are still very much together

Unsuspecting boyfriend Mr Stirrat was caught on camera struggling to contain his shock as his girlfriend embraced him after flying from the US to see him in Rotherham, where he was performing in Dick Whittington

Unsuspecting boyfriend Mr Stirrat was caught on camera struggling to contain his shock as his girlfriend embraced him after flying from the US to see him in Rotherham, where he was performing in Dick Whittington

Miss Corrigan, pictured with Mr Stirrat in the US, said he does not have another girlfriend and if he did 'she would not be happy'

Miss Corrigan, pictured with Mr Stirrat in the US, said he does not have another girlfriend and if he did 'she would not be happy'  

The couple are currently in Philadelphia, pictured, where Mr Stirrat has come to watch her graduate from university

The couple are currently in Philadelphia, pictured, where Mr Stirrat has come to watch her graduate from university

Ms Corrigan added Mr Stirrat's reaction was down to the pure shock of seeing her

Ms Corrigan added Mr Stirrat's reaction was down to the pure shock of seeing her

She said his reaction was purely because he was stunned to see her after the surprise worked so well.

Ms Corrigan told MailOnline: 'Paul was in a panto over Christmas, and we were both disappointed because I couldn't go over to see

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