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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'.

» BRIAN DOWLING voted The Best BB Winner Ever!

18.jpgBig Brother 10th Anniversary
Brian has once again be voted The Best BB Winner Ever by fans on the C4 BB Forum. Eight years on Brian is still rightly regarded as the fans favourite Big Brother winner for his entertainment and shear likability.  Fans would love to see Brian return to the Big Brother house shown by the number of recent messages to Brian's Facebook.
Video of Top 3 Winners WATCH HERE
Big Brother 10th Anniversary Celebrations.
Brian has already been a guest on Big Brothers Big Mouth on Friday 3rd of July where he made a  insightful contribution to the debates of the evening. He is expected to appear again on the show before the series ends.
To celebrate 10 years of Big Brother the C4 Big Brother website are featuring a number of videos involving past housemates.
BUSY BRIAN - "Mr Dowling's come a long way baby" 
In this video Brian chats about his success since winning Big Brother in 2001.  WATCH HERE
BRIAN - In 60 seconds
This Video sees Brian name as many past housemates as he can in 60 seconds. WATCH HERE
Brian's Best Bits: Classic BB  -  Brian Dowling wins Big Brother 2
Relive a tiny montage of Brian's best bits from BB2 . It was said by C4  at the time that they found it an impossible task and could have used hours of Brian footage.  WATCH HERE

15 Jul 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling interview - BBC Breakfast Show 2.6.2009

Reality TV gone too far?


Brian was interviewed on the BBC Breakfast TV show along with Professor Chris Thompson, a clinical psychiatrist, to discuss whether producers have a greater responsibility towards reality TV contestants in the case of Susan Boyle from Britain's Got Talent.

Brian talks about the aftercare he received after winning Big Brother in  2001 and his continued popularity.

Watch the video HERE


06 Jun 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling has been voted the nation's favourite ever Big Brother winner.

Brian has one again been crowned the nation's favourite BB Winner in a recent poll run by Heat Magazine and announced in today's issue of the magazine. Brian held the top slot last time a poll was held in 2007 and eight years on from winning Big Brother 2 in 2001 he still remains the nation's favourite winning housemate. 
Brian topped the poll with  29.5 per cent of the votes, Pete Bennett  the 2007 winner came in second place with 17.5 per cent closely followed by Essex boy Brian Belo the 2008 winner who polled 15 per cent of the vote. Nadia Almada BB5, the first BB winner Craig Philips,  Kate Lawler BB3, Anthony Hutton BB6 and last year's champion Rachel Rice came in at fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth places respectively. Cameron Stout BB4 was the least popular housemate with 1.5 per cent of the votes.
Brian is thrilled to win this latest accolade as it is now eight years since he won the show, and would like to send a huge thanks to everyone who voted for him.
13.jpgBrian is pictured in this week's Heat magazine along with all the past BB winners.
(credit Heat Magazine)

02 Jun 2009 by christine

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» Brian Dowling: Big Brother's Big Quiz May29th 10pm E4

12.jpgBrian was filming today as part of one of the teams in the Big Brother's Big Quiz show hosted by Davina that goes out next Friday May29th on E4 at 10pm.

It was suggested that around 40 Ex Housemates were attending the event but a limited number were actually involved in the teams. The teams consisted of Brian Dowling with Jamelia, Brian Belo with Jason Manford, Nikki with Jack Whitehall, and Luke with Ulrika.

The quiz featured rounds such as guess the celebrity, and what happened next, and at the end of each round the team with the lowest score was eliminated.

Other Ex housemates at the recording were Nadia, Chanelle,  Craig Phillip, Charley, Nick Bateman, Derek, Eugene, Ahmed, Silvia, Gerry, Shabnam, Samanda, Rex, Dale, Kemal, Derek, Mario and Lisa, Carole, Pete, Mikey, Makosi, Bex, Glyn, Jon Tickle, Chanelle, Kathreya, Jonty, and Narinder.

The programme is repeated on Channel 4 on June 3rd at 11.05pm

23 May 2009 by christine

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» TVNow Awards Dublin 18th April 2009

10.jpgBrian is attending the TVNow Awards  this Saturday 18th April, 2009, at a star-studded black-tie ceremony in Dublin's Mansion House. The event hosted by Lorraine Keane will honour the best presenters and shows on Irish television with cast members from the British popular soaps travelling over for the event. The event goes out on Ireland's TV3 on Sunday 19th April 10pm -11pm.

15 Apr 2009 by christine

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» "Hot or Not" again for Brian Dowling

Brian has been asked to once again host Heat Radio's celebrity9.jpg show "Hot or Not".

His first of seven shows goes out on Monday March 16th, then he has a further 6 weeks run from the end of March while regular host Andi Peters is away with the Dancing on Ice tour. (exact dates to be confirmed)

Brian is thrilled to be presenting the show once again as he loves the format.

The show goes out on Heat Radio every Monday from 8pm - 10pm and you can listen You can tune in via TV on Freeview Channel 714  Sky Channel 0179, on your digital radio, or online at the Heat Radio website.

Also each Tuesday Heat brings you the best bits from Hot or Not with exclusive celebrity interviews, gossip and competitions, all direct to your music player! Plus you get to hear the stuff that hey couldn't play on Heat Radio. It's a MUST for any celeb addict! More details HERE

11 Mar 2009 by christine

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» Brian attends the VIP Style Awards 2009

8.jpgBrian attended the VIP style awards at Shelbourne House Dublin on Friday March 6th.

The VIP style awards are said to be the most glamorous awards in the Irish calendar with invites very much sought after. 

Brian was thrilled to be nominated in the Most Stylish Male category.




VIP Magazine: The King of Reality TV may act with a devil-may-care attitude to fashion, but his threads are chosen with care. His suits always have a youthful twist either in style, fabric or colour. You'll always hear Brian before you see him, because clothes could never outshine this vivacious character!

The winner of the category for Most Stylish Male on the night went the Nicky Byrne of Westlife.

10 Mar 2009 by christine

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» Brian on The Mooney Show RTÉ1 Radio. 27.1.2009

Following on from his appearance two weeks ago Brian has one again been a guest on The Mooney Show. Besides being in the studio it followed Brian on his night out looking for a date. He spent the evening at Dublin's Panti Bar, where he took part in a crafts evening. The theme was Love and Romance, and people had to make something appropriate whilst getting to know one another. 
To hear if Brian enjoyed his evening and found himself a date listen to the show via The Mooney website  HERE 
Just click on 'listen' for the Jan 27th show.
You can also watch an EXCLUSIVE video message from Brian to the site in our GALLERY 

28 Jan 2009 by christine

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