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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'.
Monday: Galway Bay FM Radio Ireland Night-Time with Alan Murphy.
Brian chatted by phone from the UK, discussing him presenting at the
NTA's after party, kissing Davina and his Bond Street suit. His
second series of Wagons' Den, RTÉ Two, that begins in March, and his
show this week on TV3 Driving Me Crazy.
January 26th Wednesday:National Television Awards After Show Party ITV2.
“Brian Dowling and Caroline Flack present from the aftershow party for the awards ceremony. They will be talking to the winners in the VIP lounge at London's O2 and finding out all the gossip from the night.”
Monday: Brian is featured in 4 magazines this week. In New magazine
he was featured in the Good Cop/Bad Cop interrogation.. In Now
magazine he answered fans questions in Back Chat. The Star features
Brian in a sixty second Q&A section, and Closer Magazine a small
piece on Brian's Wish List. All the articles feature pictures of
January 24th to February 4thLive From Studio Five Brian begins a two week run of presenting the C5 evening show with Kate Walsh.
January 7th Friday: Brian chats to Karen Costa from TV 3 Xpose backstage at the Tivoli Theatre about his role as Bridie Gaga in Beauty & The Beast.
January 2011 to December 2011: Brian Dowling begins another year of Adverts for Closer Magazine.
“This week, Bauer Media's Closer magazine launches a new nationwide TV campaign.The new 10-second ad was created by Closer's creative agency Team Saatchi. The execution expands images from each issue, moving between stories through rays of 'Closer' pink light. Ultimate Big Brother winner Brian Dowling will be the voice of the campaign, as he has been with previous Closer marketing activity.
Nicky Holt, Publisher of Closer, commented: "This is a punchy and eyecatching campaign created to remind readers that Closer is unrivalled in providing the best and most original celeb, fashion and real life content in the market - week in, week out."
The campaign will broadcast throughout 2011, on both terrestrial and satellite."
January 2011 GCN (Gay Community News) Magazine, Dublin. Brian has the Magazine cover and has a 2 page spread inside with a photo shoot.
December 29th Wednesday: Channel 5 – Brian appears as a pundit on the show Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2010. The show includes a piece on the end of Big Brother featuring short clips from Ultimate Big Brother.
December 14th Tuesday: Brian starts his run in the pantomime Beauty and the Beast at the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin. Brian revives his popular character Bridie from last year’s panto Cinderella, this time in the guise of Bridie Gaga! Brian appears alongside Alan Hughes, Michelle McGrath, John Lovett and many more stars. The run ends on Sunday 16th January 2011.
December 10th Friday: TV3 - Ireland - Ireland AM – Brian is a guest, talking about the panto, Beauty and the Beast. Link: LINK
December 6th Monday: TV3 - Ireland - Brian makes another guest appearance on The Apprentice – You’re Fired the show where Anton Savage is joined by a panel of celebrities, captains of industry, journalists and broadcasters, who'll interrogate the fired apprentice in front of a live audience.
December 4th Saturday: Brian is a pundit on the E4 show 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers: A countdown of the 50 most dramatic cases of plastic surgery, featuring the rich, the famous and weird devotees of cosmetic procedures from around the world.
December 1st Wednesday: Today is a very busy day for Brian. He started the day by appearing on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM Dublin. LINK
It was then on to two more Radio Shows for Brian: Newstalk ie and The Moncrieff Show.
Finally, Brian was a guest on RTE2's Elev8, where he spoke to the regular presenters Ivan and Diana about his forthcoming appearance in the Panto, Beauty and the Beast.
November 30th Tuesday: Brian launches the Coca Cola ChristmasDesignated Driver Campaign. In its 7th year Brian was chosen to launch the campaign in both Dublin and Belfast on the same day.
The campaign, which runs for the entire month of December, offers designated drivers FREE soft drinks, juice and bottled water over the course of the festive season.
November 26th Friday: Brian is a guest on RTÉ One The Daily Show.
"Brian Dowling is the most famous Irish contestant to enter the Big Brother house and his popularity was proven when he was crowned Ultimate Big Brother Housemate this year! We catch up with one of Ireland's most popular exports and hear about his latest ventures at home."
November 24th Wednesday: The first publicity pictures are released for Brian’s panto: Beauty & the Beast. Which starts it’s run on 14th December. Brian is playing the part or Bridie Gaga.
November 23rd Tuesday: Brian’s second show in the series of Wagons Den with Katherine Lynch. Tonight’s guest is Calum Best. November 19thFriday: Brian is once again presenting Live From Studio Five C5 with Kate tonight. Antony Costa is live in the studio, an interview with Dannii Minogue and features on XFactor and Justin Bieber complete the show.
November 17th Wednesday:Brian is the guest on the ITV2 live link from the UK to Australia for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now.
November 16th Tuesday Brian starts his new half-hour comedy series this evening Wagons’ Denon RTE Two. The Six part series which he co hosts with Katherine Lynch features guests each week, who lay themselves open to some cutting edge humour. All the week’s celebrity news and gossip is trawled through ripping apart the PR spin and the Bogus Blather to cut right to the black heart of the story.
The first show features EastendersStefan Booth
November 13th Saturday: Magic (music) TV Brian Dowling's Chick Flick Fest! Top 50 Put on your pyjamas and snuggle up with Brian Dowling as he counts down the 50 finest chick flick tunes ever made!
Also: November 13th Saturday. Magic (music) TV
Cheek to Cheek Brian Dowling….. It's time to get up close and intimate with Ultimate Big Brother winner, Brian Dowling, as he handpicks his own personal playlist and reveals the reasons behind his choices.
The above shows are constantly repeated on TV. Check listings for date and time.
November 10th Wednesday:Xpose TV3 Brian attends the launch of Lisa Fitzpatrick's new book, Enjoying Style and Fashion. VIDEO
November 5th Friday: Brian attended the Firework Display on Clapham Common.
November 4th Thursday: Brian attended The fifth annual Stonewall Awards took place on at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The event was hosted by comedian Sue Perkins and attended by more than 450 people including celebrities, politicians, sports people and writers. The event celebrated those who have made a positive impact on the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in 2010.
Brian also made a short video clip at the event in support of Stonewall’s “It Gets Better” campaign.
October 30th Saturday:Poundland Store,Cirencester. Brian Dowling opens Poundland’s 300th store. Brian is presiding over the Family Fun Day, signing autographs, meeting the locals and having pictures with them, and even helping out on the tills. LINK
Later that evening Brian went along to the BBC Studios as a guest of his friend Tess Daly to watch Strictly Come Dancing which she is presenting.
October 28th Thursday:ITV1 This Morning Soapbox with Brian Dowling all the latest soap news.
Oct 25th Monday:Brian is covering the Soapboxsoap run downs on ITV1 This Morning. LINK
Later he chatted with Coleen Nolan in The Hub.LINK
Oct 22nd Friday:Brian Dowling is announced as the Quiz Master for the National Finals of the All-Ireland Schools Quiz in April 2011in conjunction with the Irish League of Credit Unions.Launching the start of the quiz Brian said “So excited to be back home in Ireland and to be part of this event. It is going to be loads of fun for kids around the country over the next couple of months. I will be back in April and I am really looking forward to an exciting, nail biting final at the RDS next year!” The annual event, now in its 20th year, has become the highlight of the school calendar, attracting over 25,000 participants in over 300 venues throughout the 32 counties. With the aim of encouraging teamwork among young school children under the age of 13, the questions for the Quiz are compiled by primary school teachers and will cover topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport. LINK
Oct 21st Thursday Rehearsals for new series.. Wagons’ Den RTE2
Oct 18th Monday: TV3 Ireland – The Apprentice – You’re Fired.Brian is a guest on the show where Anton Savage is joined by a panel of celebrities, captains of industry, journalists and broadcasters, who'll interrogate the fired apprentice in front of a live audience.
Oct 15th Friday: Brian is one of the guests on Davina McCall: A Comedy Roast on C4. Brian took the stage alongside Patrick Kielty, Chris Moyles, Rich Hall, and Jack Whitehall.Jimmy Carr hosts the proceedings as Davina takes centre stage to endure an evening of insults and friendly abuse.
Advert for Beauty and Beast Panto on the side of 500 buses in Ireland.
Oct 11th Monday: Brian is once again presenting Live From Studio Five on C5. In the studio this evening he is chatting to Ray Meagher – Alffrom Home and Away.
Oct 9th Saturday: Brian talks about his new RTÉ chat show The Wagons Den with Katherine Lynch which airs in November. A cross between Celeb Juice and Loose Women the show is expected to be a huge hit. LINK
Oct 8th & 9th:More Smash Hits TV with Brian as voice over.
On Friday we have: Omg! The Fit Boys Pop Riot. Brian Dowling's causing a riot in the name of pop as he counts down the 20 hottest boys in the business right now!
Then Saturday it’s: Oo-Er! The Cheesefest Pop Riot. Brian Dowling's causing a riot in the name of pop as he counts down the 50 cheesiest ever party tracks!
Oct 4th Monday: RTÉ1 RadioThe Mooney Show – interview.Brian chats about the forthcoming Cheerios Panto – Beauty and the Beast at the Tivoli, Dublin, Ultimate BB and his love interest.Listen again HERE
Sept 29th Wednesday:Brian signs a five figure Pantomime deal to appear in the CheeriosPanto at the Tivoli and Dublin for the next three years.. Brian will once again reprise his role of Bridie Nolan in this year’s Beauty and the Beast. The panto opens on 14th Dec and runs until Jan 16th. To book visit Tivoli Theatre
Sept 27th Mon & 28th Tues: Brian is again the guest presenter alongside Kate Walsh on Live from Studio Five C5 at .
Sept 25th Saturday: Buzz Magazine Feature. Brian talks about My life! My guilty crush! 5 Things you didn’t know about me! I Want… Autumn must haves!
Brian is a guest on this week's RTÉ 1 The Saturday Night Show one of Ireland's premiere talk shows presented by Brendan O'Connor. The show airs at on 25th Sept and this is the first show of the new series. Guests tonight include Paul Gascoigne and Sadie Frost.
Following the show Brian headed off as a guest to Krystle Nightclub in Dublin that was holding it’s 4th Birthday celebrations. Other guests at the birthday bash included a host of Irish rugby stars, X Factor's Louis Walsh, models Irma Mali, Angelica Salomao, Karena Graham, Cheryl O'Rourke, Cristiona Aston, Sarah Morrissey, super talented magician Shane Gillen, and many many more...
Sept 21st Tuesday: Brian has a two page spread with photoshoot in this weeks Closer magazine.
Sept 20th Monday: Brian is appearing on ITV’s This Morning once again, this time he is doing the ‘Soapbox’ soaps rundown.Once again Brian does an interview for This Morning’s ‘The Hub’
Sept 19th Sunday: Brian does the Voice over on a of Smash Hits channel "HITS" programmes. Brian has done a number of these shows and it is worth keeping an eye on the channel for they seem to go out on a regular basis. He told me has done '50 Hot Boys' '50 Hot Girls' and '50 Songs to smooch to' In the show today Brian does the run down of the 50 Hottest Girls in Pop.
Sept 17th Friday: Brian is the guest presenter alongside Kate Walsh on Live from Studio Five C5 this Friday 17.9.2010 at . Guest this evening is American model, fashion photographer, actress, author and agent, Janice Dickinson.