Well done to Brian for being runner-up on Fáilte Towers.
The voting is over and the winner of the show was John Creedon whose charity was Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin for sick children, a charity that was close to his heart as he lost his granddaughter at 8 weeks old and spent much of his time at the hospital during those weeks. All the charities must have benefited greatly from the hard work put in by all the celebrities these past two weeks they are all to be applauded..
Brian did brilliantly on the show, he was the one all rounder in there. He worked very hard, spending 8 of his days in the kitchen - he said he never got chance to work in the bar - was the consummate professional when manager, and running reception, but also added the ultimate ingredient necessary to make any reality TV show work, he was entertaining. It was lovely to watch the Brian we all came to love on Big Brother surface once again on a reality show.
The show however left a bitter taste on the final night, with many fans voicing their disgust at the lack of highlights or chat with Brian when he came out of the hotel in second place. The celebrities who came both 4th - Jennifer, and 3rd - Don all had a chat and their highlights shown on leaving the hotel. Brian was just hurried out of the door, and then it immediately went back to the winner John. After all his hard work on the show it did seem that he was denied any moment of glory, and his fans denied the chance to enjoy his second place victory.
However, Brian is our champion and we salute him, he did a wonderful job of raising money for his charity The Make a Wish Foundation and to come second when his profile in Ireland is nowhere near as high as many of his fellow celebrities was a real achievement. Hopefully this show will bring him a whole new legion of fans.
I am sure that Brian will want to thank everyone who voted for him when he returns home gets a much needed rest.