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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 once again been voted the "No1 Favourite Big Brother Housemate" this time in a survey conducted by radiotimes.com published this week. Brian was previously awarded this accolade in a vote conducted by Channel 4 Big Brother website where fans of the show chose their all time favourite housemate, beating Nadia and Jade into second and third place.
More than 2,500 people took part in the Radio Times poll.
Big Brother’s favourite “characters”:
1. Brian Dowling (BB2) 2. Jade Goody (BB3) 3. ’Nasty’ Nick Bateman (BB1) 4. Pete Bennett (BB7) 5. Jon Tickle (BB4)
Brian recently took part in a celebrity webchat with fans and players on the Virgin Bingo website.
A great evening was had by everyone involved, with Brian happily chatting to everyone in the room for over an hour. Some were even lucky enough to win prizes supplied by Virginbingo.com and signed by Brian.
Brian chatted about work projects, Big Brother, having children, outfits to wear for the Oscars, and days out at the Galway races amongst numerous other subjects, and said he would be thrilled to return for another chat in the future.
The full transcript of the chat will appear shortly on their website - Virgin Bingo but in the meantime Virgin Bingo have sent us some pictures from the night. The full size pictures are available to view in our GALLERY
Big Brother-The Inside Story is the first book to be published by Brian's friend and ex fellow BB2 housemate Narinder Kaur. The Foreword to the book has been written by Brian.
Brian's feature in the book is as "The Winner's Story' in the success stakes relevant to the show. He talks about his time in the Big Brother house in 2001, and tells what life was like for him after winning the show.
Alongside Brian's contribution are the stories of other past BB housemates, many of who have a less positive story to relate.
The book published on May 24th by Virgin Media is available from many outlets online including Amazon Books and all good book retailers.
For more information the book has been serialised in the News of the World and you can watch a video of Narinder herself giving an insight into the book HERE
Brian is one of the celebrities in line to appear on the ITV2 show 'Sally Morgan: Star Psychic' 6th April 10pm - 11pm
Renowned psychic Sally Morgan visits celebrities and attempts to leave them flabbergasted with the knowledge she has about their lives, and on the 6th April Sally surprises Brian with the accuracy of her accurate visions.
A close friend of the stars, the Royals and ordinary people alike, Sally Morgan leaves those she reads for utterly gobsmacked.
The series begins on Friday 30th March when Danny Dyer and Coronation Street star Kym Ryder are under the microscope.
Brian is hosting the inaugural Fate Entertainment Awards at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast on Friday March 2nd 2007.
The star-studded event has been organised by Fate magazine to celebrate Belfast's entertainment industry. Christine Bleakley Brian's co host is set to dazzle on the night wearing £1m in gems around her neck.
A host of celebrities are set to mingle with Belfast's party goers at the bash including actors Ciaran McMenamin and James Nesbitt, Calum Best, Dancing On Ice star Lisa Scott-Lee and controversial Celebrity Big Brother star Danielle Lloyd
The world of sport will be represented by Lawrie Sanchez and Gerry Armstrong, while musician James Walsh from Starsailor and Dr Mark Hamilton from Radio 1 will also be there.
R'n'B star Beverley Knight will entertain the guests after the awards, and they willl then move on to La Lea nightclub for an after-show party.
February 14th, St Valentine's day sees the Series2 finalé of The Mint. Launched on March31st 2006 it has become one of the most popular and talked about late-night quiz shows in British television history. Brian was 'The Face' of ITVPlay, and the star of the show as it's main presenter.
Along with his co-host Beverley French, Brian & Bev became the 'must watch' favourite pairing of the huge viewing audience that the show won during it's 10 month run. Brian brought to the show his own 'Zhuzhy' world, his infamous lip-synch dancing (which for your delight can be viewed in our gallery), and his own catchphrase 'Back in Play' Kat Shoob, Cat Porter, Mark Rumble, Craig Stevens & Yolly all added to our enjoyment of The Mint.
Late night TV won't be the same without Brian to entertain us!
Here is a personal message from Brian for all his Mint fans.
"It's time to shed a tear as I present my last episode of "The Mint" this Wednesday! Thank you to everyone who has watched over the last year and supported me and the show. Maybe we'll be "back in play" soon, but bye bye for now. Love Brian x"