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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'.

» Fáilte Towers - Brian has fun.

Show 3 Days 4 & 5 
Brian featured heavily in tonight's show. It began with the hen party, Brian was once again Head Chef but on hearing there was a male stripper in the lounge entertaining the bride-to-be Brian hurried up from the bowels of the kitchen to take in the scene. It wasn't long before Brian, in his element, was receiving a lapdance from the stripping sailor. The bride commented that Brian had enjoyed him more than her, sadly one little old lady was far from happy with the behaviour from the raucous group.
Day 5 sees Brian take over the role of receptionist, where his first guests turn out to be a group of nudists, some of which came from Holland. There was hug hilarity in the hotel from all the staff as Brian proceeded to tell them about the usual group that had arrived. Much to Brian's credit he managed to keep a professional serious face when dealing with the guests, but away from view was a different matter. He received a call in reception asking for an iron and ironing board, Brian took the board to the room to be great by two naked men, and asked the obvious question - Why did the need an ironing board? Brian sent Jennifer to the room with iron, and as she left the room the pair of them dissolved into fits of suppressed laughter.
Later that evening the nudists had a Ceilidh, and Brian ended up doing an Irish jig stood next to a partially clothed man with a carton of cream in his hand. Brian said that must be one of the most surreal moments of his life.  However it was back to reality with a bang when he had to deal with a blocked urinal.
Once again the presenters had us on tenterhooks  as an extremely nervous Brian was the last name to be called to return to work. Pat, Jennifer and Claire were the bottom three. Pat got the wild card and was saved, as too was Jennifer for the second night running, with  a tearful Claire leaving the show.
Lines are open again now to vote for Brian, and the next person to leave will be Wednesday night 7th Aug.
Anyone in Ireland who has missed the shows can watch them on the RTE website HERE

06 Aug 2008 by christine

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» Fáilte Towers: Brian survives the first vote.

Day2: The first celebrity is fired from the hotel.
Brian spent day two in charge of the kitchen, managing to enjoy himself by having a little dance with Jenni whilst listening to Don on the guitar. You could visibly see how much Brian had picked up from his spell in Hell's Kitchen,although personally I don't think he realises that he had. A case in point being the pre-service bonding with the staff, something that Marco Pierre White always did before service in Hell's Kitchen, and one of Marco's mantras " What do tomatoes love? Tomatoes love sugar!"
Cracks were beginning to show with rows developing between the female celebrities. Jennifer Maguire(ex apprentice) plated up a steak meal with onions when a diner requested no onions, and when waitress Patricia McKenna ponted this out and Jennifer tried to just remove them from the plate, a row erupted which continued into the celebrity lounge later that evening.
Then came the first results of voting. After an anxious wait to hear that Brian was safe - the results being read out in the usual 'No particular order' - Jennifer, Don and Luke were the three celebrities with the lowest votes who had to face the judges. Don was saved first by the wild card, leaving Jennifer and Luke with a gutted Luke being shown the door.
The phone lines were then opened for voting once again, with the next celeb leaving during the show on Tuesday Aug 5th.
Please keep voting for Brian, so that he gets the chance to work front of house and not be constantly in the kitchen. Brian said he has taken in with him 17 pairs of socks and skimpy underpants, lets make sure he gets the chance to wear them all. VOTE BRIAN!!

ROI Call: 1513 71 71 12 or

Text VOTE12 TO 53125

NI/UK call 09016 565 812

Join the Brian Dowling to win Fáilte Towers Official Support Group

04 Aug 2008 by christine

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» Vote for Brian to Win Fáilte Towers

Brian has now completed his first day in the Fáilte Towers Hotel. The Saturday night show featured footage of the training days, it showed Brian enjoying his first stint at working behind the bar, where he kept all of the surprised guests entertained. It also showed Brian giving his views on his fellow celebrity staff, and chat about the charity he is representing - Make A Wish Foundation Ireland Brian was supported on the show by his Dad, and sisters Aoife and Paula, along with representatives from his chosen charity who carried banners supporting Brian.

The voting lines are now open, with the first celebrity eviction from the hotal on the Sunday evening show. Please give Brian and his charity your support by calling:

ROI Call: 1513 71 71 12 or

Text VOTE12 TO 53125

NI/UK call 09016 565 812

Please note that you can vote from the UK.

Vote for Brian as he really needs your support! 

Come back tomorrow to read about if Brian has survived his first day working in the Fáilte Towers kitchen without mishap, and to hear which celebrity has left the hotel.

More details of the show HERE on the RTE website.

03 Aug 2008 by christine

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» Brian Dowling presenting 'Hot or Not' Heat Radio 28/7 & 4/8 2008

Brian is presenting the Monday night show "Hot or Not" on Heat Radio this week July 28th 2008 and next Monday 4th August 2008 . The show runs from 7pm - 9pm. 

You can tune in via TV on Freeview Channel 714  Sky Channel 0179, on your digital radio, or online at the Heat Radio website.

28 Jul 2008 by christine

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» Brian Dowling is taking part in the RTÉ celeb charity show 'Fáilte Towers'

Brian is taking part in Fáilte Towers the Irish reality TV series that will see 13 celebrities battling for their respective charities to run a real, fully-functioning hotel - Bellingham Castle in Louth .

Viewers along with a panel of expert judges - former presenter and hotelier Bibi Baskin, Sammy Leslie of the renowned Castle Leslie, and Michelin-starred chef Derry Clarke - will decide who stays, or who gets their marching orders in our dramatic nightly evictions. It promises to be a gruelling 16 days and nights at the inn; the celebs will have to serve two meals a day to the Fáilte Towers guests while at the same time manage the various functions that land unexpectedly on their doorstep. And the poor celebs won't even get a full night's sleep, thanks to Failte Towers fantastic 24 hour room service policy.

The celebrities will be given two days training by experts before the show airs on Aug 2nd and then will be left to their own devices to run the hotel on their own, without outside help.

Fáilte Towers has already proved a massive success even before it hits the airwaves. The public were invited to apply to stay at the hotel or book an event -  be it a stag or hen, a champagne reception or a launch and the response has been overwhelming with upwards of 12,000 people applying.

The celebrities will be kept on their toes from the start, as on August 3rd Failte Towers play host to a bride-to-be and a gaggle of girlfriends for a dream hen party.

As someone who has spent a number of  years in the service industry as a Cabin Crew Supervisor for Ryan Air and as a holiday rep, Brian has some valuable experience to draw on and I am sure will give 100% to the tasks awaiting him.

Brian has been a reality winner before in the UK, now let's make it a double and make Brian a winner in his home country, Ireland.

28 Jul 2008 by christine

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» Brian hosts the Belfast Pride - Prince & Princess Contest 27.7.2008

Brian is once again hosting the Belfast Pride Prince and Princess contest at The Kremlin nightclub Belfast. The winners of the contest will grace the Kremlin Float at the forthcoming ‘Pride Parade’. It is 3 years since Brian last hosted this event at the Kremlin, although over the years the last one being the Belfast heat of Mr Gay UK in 2006.

One again Aidie at the  Kremlin has promised the site pictures from the event, so keep checking back.

25 Jul 2008 by christine

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» Brian Dowling Answers the Fans' Questions

Brian has answered the questions posed by fans on his website, Facebook and on his Myspace.

You can read the full transcript by clicking  the link on the left hand side of the homepage or clicking HERE

Brian hopes that everyone enjoys reading them, and also the special message for all his fans. 


19 Jul 2008 by christine

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» Brian Dowling presents Heat Radio's "Hot or Not"

Brian is presenting the Monday night show "Hot or Not" on Heat Radio this week July 14th 2008. The show runs from 7pm - 9pm and this week features an interview with Cyndi Lauper, plus Brian chats with some of the Heat team. 

You can tune in via TV on Freeview Channel 714  Sky Channel 0179, on your digital radio, or online at the Heat Radio website.


12 Jul 2008 by christine

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