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Since winning Big Brother Series 2 in 2001 Brian has never looked back - going on to become an established TV/Radio presenter, voice over artist, corporate host and Panto star. Still universally loved, Brian was voted 'The Nation's Favourite Big Brother Housemate Ever 'by the public in 2005 2007.' In 2010 Brian received the supreme accolade of being voted the fans No1 housemate in C4's last series "Ultimate Big Brother".

Brian would like to thank everyone for their unconditional support over the years, saying he has 'the most amazing and loyal fans in the world'.

» Celebrity Extra 16.10.2005

Brian is presenting his 2nd week of Celebrity Extra for LIVINGtv this week.

On this weeks show Brian interviews Antonio Banderos and Emma Thompson, with interviews also from Kelly McDonald, Joss Whedon, Jamie Cullum, Ruby Wax, Jason Biggs.

Joining Brian in the studio to chat are Dannii Minogue and Rick Astley.

The show goes out at 11.30am on the 17th October with various bite sized editions of the show airing throughout the week on LIVINGtv & LIVINGtv2.

See listings for times.

Check back next week to see all the screenshots in our gallery.

12 Oct 2005 by christine

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» Celebrity Extra LIVINGtv 9.10.2005

Brian has once again been asked to front Celebrity Extra, the celebrity entertainment and gossip show that goes out on LIVINGtv each week.

Featured on the show this week are interviews with Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Ridley Scott, Charlize Theron, Barry Gibb, Kermit the Frog, Robbie Williams, Nick Park, Helena Bonham Carter, the cast of Kinky Boots, and Lisa Scott Lee, Jamie Forman and Jo O’Meara join Brian in the studio.

Brian's show will go at at 11.30am on Sunday the 9th October 2005 on LIVINGtv with various repeats throughout the week.

Check out our GALLERY for screenshots from the show.

07 Oct 2005 by christine

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» 50 Years of ITV Saturday Morning TV. Ministry of Mayhem 17.9.2005

Brian is a guest on this Saturday morning's Ministry of Mayhem. The show is a celebration of the best kids presenters of the past 50 years, and Brian is representing SM:tv.

He will appear alongside other presenters from across the years - Sally James from Tiswas, Neil Buchanan from 73 and Motormouth, Gareth Jones from Get Fresh, Gaby Roslin from Motormouth, Pat Sharp from What’s Up Doc?, Jenny Powell from Gimme 5, and Gail Porter from Scratchy & Co.

Brian will be taking part in all the games and doing an interview about SM:tv Live.

MOM 9:25am - 11:30am ITV1

Brian - Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon. ITV1 17.9.2005 6:10pm - 7:10pm

Brian is part of the celebrity audience for Ant & Dec’s Gameshow Marathon this coming Saturday evening, he will be supporting his close friend Vernon who is contestant on the show.

Brian is flying out to Paris this weekend for a future edition of Celebrity Extra for LIVINGtv. Whilst there he will interview Sir Ridley Scott - British Film Director and Producer, and Orlando Bloom re the release of 'Kingdom Of Heaven' on DVD on 11th Oct 2005. Brian is going to dress in Orlando Bloom's costume and try his hand at fencing.

And finally on this bumper weekend of Brian he will be entertaining us as ever with his 'Showbiz' slot on Radio 1's Vernon Kay show.

14 Sep 2005 by christine

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Big Brother winner Brian Dowling revealed yesterday, "I finally got my gig in Ireland".

The Irish star was joined by Fran Cosgrave and Caroline Monahan as hosts of this year's O2 in the Park in Dublin.
Thousands crammed into Phoenix Park for Ireland's biggest free concert organised every year bt TFM.

Speaking back stage Brian said "Oh my God. I can't believe it. I had no idea how big this was when I agreed to do it. This is amazing I've spent the day interviewing everyone from Charlotte Church and Lee Ryan to Fran Cosgave, Natasha Hamilton and Tabby Callaghan.

"This is a dream come true for me, to finally do something in Ireland.
"Next on my dream list would be to get my own show on RTE."

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01 Sep 2005 by christine

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» Brian opens his heart on love, life and happiness.

Irish Daily Mirror 26.8.2005

Brian Dowling says he is back with the love of his life - but he insists ''I'll never have a gay marriage like my pal Elton John." The gay Big Brother winner is back with Belgian dancer Arthur who left him devastated when they split after a series of blazing rows.

As he prepares to host tomorrow's o2 in the Park spectacular, the Irishman revealed: ''We're back together and I've never been so in love.
When Arthur and I split I realised how much he meant to me. I had neglected our relationship because work took everything over. I started calling him a few months ago and we met up a few times for dinner. The chemistry between us was stronger than ever and we both wanted to be back in a relationship''

But while Brian is enjoying the joys of love again, he has no plans to tie the knot and make it official like superstar Elton John who will wed his lover David Furnish later this year. He said '' Elton is a great guy and he always invites me to his parties but marriage isn't for me. Arthur knows I would never want to get married he is fine with that."

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26 Aug 2005 by christine

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» Dukes of Hazzard Premiere 23rd August 2005

Brian was one of the invited guests at the Dukes of Hazzard Regional Premiere which took place at Birmingham's new drive-in movie centre.

With vintage cars and skimpily-clad cowgirls, the film was projected onto a 47ft by 23ft giant outdoor screen while cowboys and cowgirls dished out free food and drink.

Other notables attending the event were Corrie girls Tina O'Brien and Samia Ghadie.

24 Aug 2005 by christine

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» 31.7.2005. Brian hosts the Belfast Pride Prince & Princess Contest at Kremlin Nightclub

Brian played host last night at the Kremlin Nightclub in Belfast to their ‘Pride’ Prince and Princess contest. The winners of the contest Peter and Cara will grace the Kremlin Float at the forthcoming ‘Pride Parade’, beating 18 other entrants on the night.

The club were full of praise for Brian, saying, “He was a real treat to work with!” Arriving well before the party, he enjoyed a few drinks at their sister bar The Union Street Pub , before going onstage at 12.30am.

After hosting the contest Brian stayed at the club, giving everyone who wanted the opportunity, a chance to have their photograph taken with him.

It was a brilliant night for everyone and Brian had a ball.

UPDATE: Images from the evening can now be viewed in the GALLERY

01 Aug 2005 by christine

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» Brian presents O2 In The Park Dublin

August 27th 2005 sees Brian presenting Ireland hottest free gig, O2 In The Park.

Brian and his co-presenter Fran Cosgrave - winner of the recent Celebrity Love Island - will introduce the acts at the big day out in Phoenix Park, Dublin, in front of a crowd of 100,000.

Organisers are staying tight-lipped about the line-up for the day, but last year top acts like Westlife, Girls Aloud and Brian McFadden played.

Brian said “I’m really excited because this is my first gig in Ireland and it’s lovely to be doing something at home.
I’m a bit nervous about standing out in front of such a big crowd but I’m sure it will be fine. I’m doing Party in the Park in Leeds this weekend so that should be good practice”.

The concert will be pre-recorded to go out at a later date on RTÉ.

LISTEN to Brian on rté/2fm Rick and Ruth Breakfast Show.

IRISH SUN 13.7.2005

:UPDATE: You can now watch a video of the advert for the show in the Multimedia section of the site HERE

More details as soon as they are available.

14 Jul 2005 by christine

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