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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'.
Mark Wood - reporter Biggleswade Chronicle November 28th 2004
A STELLA line-up of music greats performed at RAF Henlow to raise money for Children in Need on Friday night.
The base held it's very own Stars In Their Eyes show, with acts on display including Britney Spears, Simon and Garfunkel and Atomic Kitten. And the event was even compered by Big Brother winner Brian Dowling forfree.
The acts were judged on the night by Air Commodore Bill Coker, his wife Jan and Wing Commander David Williams. Each act had given a recorded interview before the show and this was shown just before each act took to the stage.
Over 250 people were in the audience and the eventual winner was Corporal Scott Goacher with his performance as Jon Bon Jovi. Organisers expect to have exceeded their initial aim of raising £5,000, and hope that once all the money is collected the total will be nearer £6,000.
Brian features on the front cover of this week's issue of Boyz Magazine. Inside he gives an unusual edgy interview, uncharacteristic of Brian. He talks in depth about how he is viewed by the gay community, and is asked some pertinent questions about boyfriends, sex and fetishes.
Boyz Website It must be stressed that the site has adult content and there may not be suitable for younger readers. Brian's interview is being discussed in our password protected forum.
Responsible Tourism Day London Docklands ExCeL 8-11th Nov 2004
If you wanted a celebrity to present awards at an exclusive Travel Industry event, who better than a former Air Steward and Holiday Rep turned TV & radio star! Brian took part at the Responsible Tourism Day of the event at the ExCel Arena in London’s Docklands between 8-11 November 2004.
The prestigious event - exclusive to the travel industry - was opened by Seb Coe, and over 44,000 industry professionals from over 190 countries were in attendance.
For some fabulous pictures of Brian presenting the awards to the lucky winners at the event check out our gallery here!
He may be our Mr GAY UK every year, but this time he is presenting rather than winning the award!
Brian is to present the MR GAY UK 2004 FINAL on LIVINGtv when the show goes out live on Sunday the 28th of November at 10pm from G-A-Y. The nation, and a panel of celebrity judges decides which of the 20 finalists taking part will walk away with this year's sought after title.
Brian has teamed up with Vernon Kay on his Saturday Radio Show on Radio 1.
The following is an exclusive, that will appear in the Daily Mirror tomorrow the 9th October 2004.
Brian Joins Vernon's Show.
Not content with a career in TV, presenter Brian Dowling is turning his hand to radio! As of next weekend, Brian will join Vernon Kay’s Saturday Radio 1 show as a showbiz reporter.
Each week, Brian will discuss a round-up of the week’s celebrity news offering his own inimitable comments. Vernon says, “I’ve known Brian for a really long time it’s going to be great fun working with him. Tess has had him, now it’s my turn!” Brian says, “I love celebrity gossip, so this is the perfect job for me!”
Brian starts his showbiz reports on the show tomorrow.
Check out our forum for all the latest news and pictures.
Brian presented the award for "Celebrity Mum Of The Year" with Lorna Luft (Liza Minelli's sister), at the ITV/OK Celebrity Awards on the 26th September 2004. The event took place at the London Television Studios, and the show goes out tonight, Wednesday, on ITV1 at 8pm, followed by the aftershow party on ITV2 at 9.30pm. We have been informed that Brian was interviewed at the aftershow party along with his friend from Coronation Street, Antony Cotton and hopefully this will be included when the show goes out tonight. Both shows are repeated on Friday evening on ITV2 starting at 9pm.
Check out our forum later this week for sceenshots from the event.
Dover Castle is the setting for the third series of I'm Famous & Frightened, and Brian has once again been signed up to front the live shows on LIVINGtv. After making a resounding sucess of his first series, he has asked back to bring his own inimitable style to the 3-night event.
Brian's afternoon shows will contain more fun and games, plus all the previous night's highlights. The evening shows will have interviews with the celebrity contestants, and previews of the forthcoming night's events. All guaranteed to keep their "spirits" up!
As if being in one of Britain's scariest places wasn't quite enough, Brian will have to deal with some pretty scary participants too! Joining him inside the foreboding fortress will be Richard Blackwood,Ricardo from the Salon, Tamara Beckwith and Faith Brown.
The celebrities will have to face some dauntingly spooky challenges, such as investigating the medieval tunnels, as well as the King's Chamber, and the rather unpleasantly named Murder Wall.
Brian presents “I'm Famous & Frightened Extra ” on Oct 3rd, at 13:55 &18:00 & on Oct 4th, at 13:50 & 18:05
IT’S BACK AND THIS TIME IT’S TAKING CELEBRITIES TO THE DARK SIDE…
ROY WALKER FAITH BROWN TAMARA BECKWITH NANCY SORRELL COLIN JACKSON JO GUEST RICHARD BLACKWOOD RICARDO
Brian is to be a guest on the ITV1 show Loose Women tomorrow, 14th September 2004 at 1pm.
'Hosted by Kay Adams the show delivers a compelling blend of humour, debate and outspoken opinion. With a live studio audience, who’ll have their say, plus the feistiest phone-in on TV, the popular daytime show promises loose tongues, lively opinion and conversation that never loses its edge.'
Visit our forum for all the feedback from the show, and watch out for the screenshots in our gallery