Big Brother lovebirds Sophie Budack and Chad Hurst announce SHOCK engagement – and reveal the proposal happened in the house
Big Brother Australia lovebirds Chad Hurst and Sophie Budack have announced their surprise engagement.
International model Chad, 27, proposed to former gymnast Sophie, 25, after striking up a romance on the reality TV reboot.
On Sunday’s episode, the couple spoke about taking the next steps in their relationship – leaving their housemates shocked.
Wedding bells! Big Brother Australia lovebirds Sophie Budack (pictured) and Chad Hurst (right) announced their SHOCK engagement on Sunday’s episode after the proposal happened in the house
Sophie casually let slip of their engagement while the cast made their beds at Big Brother’s request.
‘Chad last night, I don’t know if you recall this Chad, he asked for my hand in marriage,’ Sophie said with a smile and a slight giggle.
Marriage celebrant Shane Vincent reacted in shock: ‘Say what? This 17-day romance is peaking!’
Chad laughed off the comments, as Sophie joked: ‘You’re all invited to the wedding!’
TV romance: They have previously been filmed cuddling and kissing on the show, and last week Sophie was busted falling out of her bed topless
‘He asked for my hand in marriage… you’re all invited to the wedding’: Sophie casually joked about the pair’s engagement plans as the cast made their beds at Big Brother’s request
Attraction has bloomed between the pair ever since they entered the house at the same time as latecomers on episode two.
They have previously been filmed cuddling and kissing on the show, and last week Sophie was busted falling out of her bed topless.
According to housemate Angela Clancy, there were strict rules banning after-dark activities in the shared bedrooms.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 38-year-old mother-of-two explained: ‘Once the lights went out, everyone had to be in their own bed for the whole night.’
Separation makes the heart grow fonder? Chad (pictured) is at his Bondi apartment while Sophie has been unable to visit him, stuck in Darwin, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions
However, it appears Chad and Sophie’s relationship outside of the house may have already fizzled.
A source recently revealed to Daily Mail Australia that the reality TV lovebirds have not seen each other since filming the show in April, and are living in separate states amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Chad is hunkering down in his Bondi apartment while Sophie has been unable to visit him, stuck in Darwin due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
However, a friend of the couple insisted they were still an item and said: ‘Sophie misses him, and they speak everyday.’
Big Brother Australia continued on Monday from 7:30pm on Seven
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