An acrobat has made Italian TV history after proposing to his boyfriend live on air, a first for the country where gay marriage is still illegal.
The proposal took place on Italy’s Got Talent following a performance by the acrobatic troupe Les Farfadais to the 80s hit “The Power of Love”.
The acrobat interrupted the judge’s critique to address his boyfriend and fellow performer.
Turning to him he said in English: “We have performed tonight in a ring. And this ring has brought us together in our work, in our passion, in what we love. And I would love to know...”
He then got down on one knee and held out an engagement ring. His tearful boyfriend said ‘yes’.