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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'.
Gay Big Brother winner Brian Dowling says he wants to have kids - using a surrogate mum.
Brian, 27, who won the second series of BB, says his experience looking after his young nieces has convinced him he would be a great father.
And the ex-air steward, set to present quiz show The Mint for digital channel ITV Play, plans to be a single parent when he has found a volunteer to carry his child.
"Biologically I'd like to have my own kid, probably on my own, not in a relationship," he said "So perhaps a friend or somebody that I trust would have the child for me. Or perhaps a surrogate mum. I think I'd be a good dad. I've got two nieces and six sisters so it's definitely in me to be a carer. It's something I definitely want to do at some point."
Brian is to be featured as one of the 'New Queens of Light Entertainment' in a 2 hour Documentary produced by Channel 4.
I'm Free! Inside the Comedy Closet reveals how in the 50's 60's and 70's how entertainers went to extraordinary lengths to hide their sexuality and the high price they paid for their double lives.
It wasn't until the late 80's that the mood shifted towards acceptance. Followed in subsequent years by Lily Savage (aka Paul O'Grady), Graham Norton, and finally Brian all appearing on prime time TV and becoming national favourites.
"Brian Dowling, Graham Norton and Dale Winton talk openly as never before about their private lives, public persona's, and the joys and heartaches of camping it up for a living."
The programme goes out on Channel 4 on July 3rd at 9.50pm
This programme is being discussed in our forum HERE
Brian had a number of clips featured in the C4's 20 Big Brother's Best Bits. ...
No 15 The Dance Task.
No11 the Dinner Dates
No 9 Brian's Birthday
No 2 All the things we love about Brian
Brian winning Big Brother 2
Brian appeared extensively on the show giving his views on all the BB2 clips.
In the run up to this programme E4 featured the 50 Best Bits as voted for by the fans on their C4 website. BB2 getting 13 placings. This time Brian's highest placing was at No3 with 'All the things we love about Brian'.
Brian is the voiceover for the forthcoming advertising campaign for the Atomic Kitten's 'Greatest Hits' album, which is to be released on April 5th. The record company asked Brian personally because of his longstanding support of the Kittens.
Brian's involvement with the Kittens began during his time in the Big Brother house, where he was constantly heard singing 'Whole Again'.. This has been a long-standing love affair with the girls!
Only recently, on March 8th, Brian appeared on stage during the Dublin leg of the girls 'Greatest Hits' tour after Tash was taken ill. He became the substitute 3rd member of the band, singing Ladies Night with Liz & Jenny. From reports that we have seen his appearance went down a storm, and he thoroughly enjoyed all the attention from the dancers.
This was the third time that Brian has appeared on stage to sing with Atomic Kitten, having previously sung with the girls in August 2001 at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, and in September of the same year at the Disney Awards.
Brian has flown to Dublin to record a forthcoming appearance on one of RTE's flagship shows The Lyrics Board. This will be Brian's second appearance on the show, having previously guested in September of 2002.