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Gay “Big Brother Australia” Winner Proposes To Boyfriend On Air

Benjamin Norris, the 32-year-old from Victoria, won the Australian version of Big Brother—then promptly asked his boyfriend to marry him.

He said yes.

Norris, who won the show’s $260,000 grand prize, was clearly gobsmacked at the finale but pulled it together enough to produce a ring for his partner, also named Ben.

“I almost forgot to say the words,” Norris added. “Will you marry me?”

Norris explained the diamond ring was the one his great-grandfather had presented to his great-grandmother. “Since I met Ben, I wanted him to be part of my family.”

With the tough marriage-equality battle raging in Australia, we hope the Benjamins donate some benjamins to the cause.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Nov 8, 2012
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  • 6 Comments
    • BritAus
      BritAus

      Embarrassingly and annoyingly predictable.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      Did any other Aussies see when they went to kiss and Ch 9 changed the camera angle so that it was above them and not on the side?! It was so obvious it was a ‘quick-the-gays-are-kissing-change-the-angle’ panic.

      Not as bad as when farmer Dave kissed his boyfriend and the next thing you knew the close up changed to the other end of the studio and Dave and co. were just a speck on the screen.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Here they would have edited it out, and then if anybody found out they would claim it was because of timing.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alterego1980
      alterego1980

      @Cam: You’re probably right. It’s interesting how CBS has such a liberal news wing yet a really conservative audience for their primetime tv.

      Nov 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      Well it’s one surprising he said yes, has anyone straight or gay actually ever said no in one of these public proposals?

      Nov 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      *not

      Nov 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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