The couple were understandably upset, but Bec was particularly disappointed to miss out on catching up with her best friend, who was expecting a baby.
“She cried all the way back to the airport in the taxi,” Simon recalls of the disheartening trip.
“So, I decided to make the best of a bad situation, and once we were out of the cab, I proposed at the taxi rank. She was wearing a mask and crying, so I barely heard her say yes!”
The pair will marry in October – and hope that Simon, who currently holds two immunity idols in the competition, can win the $500k prize.
“That would be life-changing,” says Simon, who recently gave up marketing to do a carpentry apprenticeship.
“I’d love to win for Bec, she’s my greatest support.”
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