Benjamin Norris, the winner of the reality show Big Brother Australia, proposed marriage to his boyfriend during the show's finale.

The 32-year-old Norris is the first openly gay person to win the reality contest. He received $250,000 and a brand new Holden Cruze for outlasting his roommates on Big Brother 9.

During the live finale, Benjamin was joined by his boyfriend Ben just moments after being crowned the winner.

While reaching into his pocket, Benjamin told Ben that he took something into the house with him. Fishing out a ring box, he fell on bended knee as the audience cheered wildly.

“Will you marry me?” Benjamin asked.

“Yes,” Ben screamed back.

“This was a diamond that my great grandfather bought for my great grandmother,” Benjamin explained. “And it was worn on my parent's wedding day. So it's something that is a part of my family. Since I met Ben all I've wanted was for him to be a part of my family.”

“And no one is going to tell us that sitting on the couch at the end of the day alone that we're not married,” he added, a reference to the fact that marriage equality is not legal in Australia. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)