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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'.
Brian has been to the Big Brother studios today to film with Zig and Zag for a forthcoming edition Big Brother's Little Brother. At this moment in time Brian isn't certain if it is for tomorrow's show or for for one in the near future.
Here are some pics of Brian with Zig & Zag and with the "Shabby Puppet" used in a recent Big Brother task.
Brian is set to take over the 'Save and Replace' task on Wednesday 7th July 2010 when Channel 4's 'Five O'Clock Show' links up live to the compound. The former BB2 winner will cause a stir on Wednesday when the Big Brother compound is linked live to the C4 show - which this week is fronted by Vernon Kay. Brian as a special guest will also chat with Vernon, as well as playing a Cameo role in this week's "Save and Replace" task.
Brian has done a number of interviews relating to this "The Final Year of Big Brother":
Contrary to reports in the media today Brian has totally refuted the claim that he has turned down an invitation to take part in the Big Brother Ultimate Housemate show that begins on August 24th.
As at this moment in time Brian has yet to be asked to be one of the housemates invited back to take part in the show.
Brian has always been grateful for the opportunities that opened for him after winning the show in 2001, and he has continued to be busy working in the industry ever since.
Recently appearing in the very successful Celebrity Salon on TV3 Ireland Brian received rave reviews from both press, the viewers and his fellow housemates for his contribution to the show, especially his friendly nature, his wit and his visual humour.
Brian is taking part in TV3 Irelands new reality series Celebrity Salon.The doors to this compulsive viewing beauty experience open on Monday June 9th at and the hourly shows runs for the next 3 weeks every Monday and Wednesday at . The series features 6 celebrities who were filmed over a period of 12 days in the hope of turning them into hardened beauty professionals.
Brian loved taking part in the series and said they all had a great time – it was laughter all the way.
The launch party for the series is on Thursday 3rd June at Café en Seine, Dublin.
6 celebrities, 12 days and one ultimate goal: to turn them into hardened beauty professionals
Watch the laughs, drama and tension unfold as Brian Dowling, Pippa O'Connor, Leigh Arnold, Virginia Macari, Celia Holman Lee and The Apprentice's breakout star, Breffny Morgan, cope with the wonderful world of tanning, waxing, hair and beauty
See the celebrity contestants mentored and trained in new skills as they compete to impress their mentor and a series of expert judges
Tune in to Celebrity Salon in association with Peter Mark airing Monday 7th June 2010 at 9pm on TV3
Welcome to a rollercoaster ride through the world of hair and beauty! In association with Peter Mark, each episode of Celebrity Salon will see the celebrity contestants mentored and trained in new skills as they compete to impress their mentor and a series of expert judges. Watch the laughs, drama and tension unfold as Brian Dowling, Pippa O'Connor, Leigh Arnold, Virginia Macari, Celia Holman Lee and The Apprentice's breakout star, Breffny Morgan, cope with the wonderful world of tanning, waxing, hair and beauty.
Living and learning together over an intensive two week period, each episode challenges these six very different and entertaining characters to complete treatments and styling assignments on some of the most demanding celebrities, sports stars and unusual members of the public for some of the biggest events in the social calendar. The contestants will be pitted against both the clock and each other, in order to win the grand prize and the title of ‘Best in Beauty’.
From drag queens to the Dublin Glee Choir there are plenty of memorable characters - but none more so than the celebrities themselves, whose friendships, cat-fights and antics make this series compulsive viewing. It’s “The Apprentice” meets “I’m a Celebrity” and it’s the show everyone is going to be talking about! Don’t miss it.
Check out the Celebrity Salon website for up to date news, profiles images and videos from the show. CELEBRITY SALON
Brian (Bridie Nolan) and Pippa (Fairy Big Sister) are to bring a sprinkle of Panto magic to the TV3 breakfast programme, IrelandAM.
IrelandAM is presented by fellow Panto star Alan Hughes(Sammy Sausage).
The Cinderella Panto at the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin, preview shows are taking place at the moment and the official red carpet opening takes place on Dec 22nd. Tickets for the panto which runs until 17th January 2010 are available from the Tivoli Theatre, BOOK HERE