IT has been dubbed the ‘cruellest proposal ever’.

Southampton man Brad Holmes had told his girlfriend Jenny he was going to ask her to marry him this year, so naturally when he got down on one knee on Valentine’s Day her heart leapt into her mouth.

The couple had been relaxing and watching TV but a video shows Brad setting up a camera to record the living room.

He built up the tension before opening a small white jewellery box and told her he loved her to bits.

But the romantic moment was ruined forever when he opened the box to reveal a teabag, before asking her: “Will you make me a cup of tea?”

Initially Jenny was infuriated and stormed out of the room but the couple have since kissed and made up.

The video has been viewed millions of times on Brad’s Facebook page, where he posts clips under the name Brad’s Dad.