Before Brake announced which of the four celeb-judged teams he would be on, however, he invited his longtime boyfriend, Mitchell Baines, to the stage.
“I just wanted to bring you out here because we’ve had a beautiful six years together,” Brake told Baines, before getting down on one knee and presenting him with a ring. “I’m really nervous. You’ve been a constant support to me these past six years, so I just wanted to ask you, will you marry me?”
Baines happily accepted the proposal to thunderous applause from the audience. (The proposal starts about six and a half minutes into the video above.)
As it turns out, the romantic gesture was culturally significant for another reason. It’s reportedly the first same-sex marriage proposal to be aired on an Australian reality TV show.
Brake opted to join Aussie pop singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem’s team by the end of the episode.
His new coach happily congratulated him and his fiancé on Twitter.
“Three years ago, that wasn’t something that was a reality. To be able to do it now, I’m extremely grateful to even be able to stand up there and have the opportunity to share that,” the 26-year-old said. “I just thought that would be the perfect opportunity. If I was to turn some chairs, why not elevate that experience by sharing it with Mitchell?”