Big Brother's Dave announces engagement: 'A lifetime of looking'

The popular reality TV star is planning a "big outback wedding".

Big Brother fan-favourite Dave Graham has just announced his engagement to his partner Shazli. In a sweet Instagram post dedicated to his ‘perfect’ fiancé, the love-struck reality star admitted it was the ‘happiest news of his life’.

The Aussie star, who returned to Big Brother Royalty vs New Blood last year, first starred on the competition show in 2006. In a history-making moment, the self-described "gay cowboy" came out to his fellow housemates on national television.

L: Big Brother star Dave Graham and fiance Shazli. R: Dave Graham on Big Brother 2022
Big Brother star Dave Graham has revealed his upcoming wedding plans. Photo: Instagram/farmerdavek9m8 & Seven

On Tuesday night, the dog trainer shared how lucky he felt to have Shazli in his life.

“After a lifetime of looking, I am absolutely and completely in love with the kindest, calmest, most decent hard working bloke who balances me perfectly,” he wrote.

“I was the guy who was told a thousand times when you least expect it, it will happen…and it did!”


Dave told Woman’s Day that he first met Shazli at a local pub in 2021 and was instantly attracted to him.

“I thought I had hit the jackpot,” he recalled. “He was so polite and well mannered, not to mention good looking!”

Dave Graham and fiance Shazli on a boat
The star popped the question after he starred on Big Brother last year. Photo: Instagram/farmerdavek9m8

The Dancing with the Stars contestant was the one to propose, and he surprised Shazli with a song before getting down on one knee.

“At the end, I asked him, ‘Would you join me and journey together through the rest of our lives and marry me?’. He looked at me tearfully and I knew it was a yes!” he told the publication.

His friends and fans flooded his comment section with congratulations and best wishes for the happy couple.

“This is the best news for 2023 right now! Congratulations to you both,” one person wrote.

“Wonderful news. Congratulations Dave. He’s lucky to have you as well,” added another.

L: Dave Graham on Big Brother shocked. R: Trevor on Big Brother
Dave made some controversial decisions on Big Brother last year, including putting Trevor up for eviction. Photo: Seven


“Love is love and it’s such a beautiful thing — congratulations to you both!” a third chimed in.

“My heart is bursting with joy and love for you both. The way that you look at each other and smile from your hearts is just brilliant! Congratulations,” another fan commented.

The engaged couple are planning a “big outback wedding” and are hoping to start a family shortly after.

“I’ve got 17 embryos on ice ready to go,” he told Woman’s Day. “We both desperately want to be dads and start a family. We’ve just got to find the time!”

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