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Welcome to Absolutely Brian,
the official website of TV presenter Brian Dowling!

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'.

» The Magazine i.e. Brian Dowling Interview Dec 2009

Brian has done a 3 page interview for the first issue of the new gay Irish magazine "The Magazine"

The Magazine can be viewed online HERE

Brian's interview starts on Page 28

18 Dec 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling presenting the Moncrieff Radio Show on Newstalk i.e.

29.jpgBrian is guest presenting the Moncrieff Radio Show on Newstalk 106-108 fm Ireland tomorrow Dec 7th 2 pm - 4.30pm. Presenting alongside Brian is Jennifer Maguire(Apprentice/Failte Towers). The show is available in the UK on Sky and Freesat channel 0210.

The Moncrieff Show  is a  lively mix of phone-ins, insightful text messages and stories. From around the world and down your street. From serious to the zany.


06 Dec 2009 by christine

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» Brian starts rehearsals for Cinderella

Rehearsals have begun in earnest for Brian's forthcoming appearance as one of the Ugly Sisters - Miss Bridie Nolan - in Cinderella at the Tivoli Theatre.
Reports coming from the rehearsals say that:

1st day of rehearsals and I was crying with laughter, especially at the ugly sisters...Buffy & Bridie Nolan...'The Nolan Sisters!!!'...the trouble is, so was everyone else, even people doing scenes with them...Alan and Sinead had tears, they were laughing so much... It's gonna be a WINNER. . . . . .Tanx a thousand!!


Brian Dowling is hilarious in rehearsals...and these pics make me laugh...combine him in his amazing outfits with his hilarious antics and well...it's pure entertainment that everyone will be talking about...!!


Cinderella . . . . if this show is one 10th as funny as it is in rehearsals it will be our best ever!!!!!!!!! The Ugly sisters are the best I've ever seen.....Sammy Sausages is on flying form...Pippa is a revelation as the fairy big sister and Sinead is the most magical Cinderella!!!!! Loving all the songs too . . . :-)


If you wish to follow all the news from rehearsals visit the Cinderella Facebook page HERE


26 Nov 2009 by christine

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» First look at Brian Dowling as a panto Dame

Irish Daily Mirror 17.11.2009
The Irish Daily Mirror gave us our first view of Brian today look very Danny Le Rue-esque as one of the Ugly Sisters in the forthcoming pantomime, Cinderella, at the Tivoli Theatre Dublin. 
The panto has already sold out numerous shows, so if you want to see Brian in his numerous 'Bridie' outfits, take yourself along to the Cheerios Panto website and book your seat soon. PANTO WEBSITE
The panto runs from 16th December 2009 to 17th January 2010

18 Nov 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling - New TV appearances - The Apprentice -You're Fired & Podge and Rodge.

24.jpgBrian is having a busy week: On Monday evening Brian is a panellist on the very popular TV3 spin off show from The Apprentice - You're Fired.
The Apprentice: You're Fired

Monday 26 October
10:15pm - 11:00pm
Brendan O'Connor hosts the show in which the latest candidate rejected by Bill Cullen has the chance to explain where it all went wrong in front of a live audience which includes captains of industry, journalists and popular figures from the entertainment world.
On Tuesday Brian makes another appearance on the hugely popular Podge and Rodge Show, this year the incorrigible pair have a brand-new longer-running lewder and bolder weekly show called Stickit Inn.
Podge and Rodge's Stickit Inn

Tuesday 27 October
10:30pm - 11:15pm
Joining Podge & Rodge for tonight's table-quiz are Big Brother stars Brian Dowling & Noirin Kelly who'll be taking on Apprentice stars Ben Clarke & Lorraine Tighe.
Brian starts rehearsals on Nov 23rd for is role as an Ugly Sister in the Cheerios forthcoming pantomime Cinderella at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin.
The panto runs from 16th December 2009 to 17th January 2010 and tickets can be booked now through the Tivoli Theatre website.

25 Oct 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling to play Ugly Sister in Cinderella at the Tivoli Theatre Dublin.

22.jpgBrian is once again treading the boards this Christmas at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this time taking on the role as one of the Ugly Sisters in the Cheerios production of Cinderella.
After a very successful debut last year as Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Brian has been asked to take on the challenging role of 'Ugly Sister' where his comedic talents will be tested alongside regulars Buffy and Sammy Sausage.
Cinderella is being played by Sinead Mulvey this year's Irish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, and model Pippa O'Connor taking the role of Fairy Godmother
The panto runs from 16th December 2009 to 17th January 2010 and tickets can be booked now through the Tivoli Theatre website.

09 Oct 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling C4 Big Brother website 'Guest Editor' - Wednesday 3rd Sept 2009.

20.jpgEach week the Big Brother C4 website LINK has invited an ex-housemate to be their guest editor for the day. Brian has been asked to take over this role in this, the final week of Big Brother. Brian will help run the website, answer fan questions, both on the C4 Big Brother website and on Twitter, LINK and be videoed throughout the day for the site.

Brian says he is looking forward to chatting to you all on Wednesday. So don't forget to log-in to the Channel 4 Big Brother website! HERE


29 Aug 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling -BBLB 19.7.2009 / Funniest Housemate Ever

Brian Dowling - Big Brothers Little Brother Sunday 19th July 2009.
Brian is a guest on this Sunday's edition of BBLB which goes out at 12noon on 19.7.2009. You can catch it again on C4+1 at 1pm, at 3pm on E4 and 4pm E4+1  and finally on C4 on Monday morning 20.7.2009 at 7am.
CONGRATULATIONS  Brian on winning -
Funniest Housemate EVER 
on the C4 BB website. WATCH HERE
1st  Brian Dowling
2nd Nikki Grahame
3rd  Pete Bennett.
KREMLIN BELFAST -  Pride Prince and Princess. July 26th 2009.
As part of the ongoing Belfast Pride celebrations Brian is hosting the 2009 Pride Prince and Princess competition on July 26th at Kremlin Nightclub,  Donegall Street, Belfast.

19 Jul 2009 by christine

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