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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'.
Week two and the second show in the series surpassed the first for entertainment and laughs. As the celebrity contestants get to know each other more, a close bond is forming within the group, and with Brian, the fun and camaraderie is shining through. So when told by Brian there would be a new discipline this week, ‘naked dancing’, Luke immediately obliged by stripping off his pants, and running out of the tent with his underwear around his ankles to the delight and laughter from Brian and Luke’s fellow contestants. Video link HERE
Brian was in his element once again with a new glitzy silver and purple lycra ensemble to attempt the Aerial Hoop. Spinning and posturing in a very elegant fashion he had to give way to an ungainly descent due to feeling nauseous. He was also allowed to attempt the leaps and rolls preformed by the boys the previous Sunday evening to the delight of Brian and laughter from the boys who joined him.
An interview with the Sunday’s eliminated celebrity Dwain Chambers an in-depth chat with Hannah Waterman on how she progressing, glimpses of the training for this week’s disciplines and a behind-the-scenes chat with the show’s voice-over man, it was once again a fantastic fun packed show.
There is a two page interview with Brian in this week’s STAR magazine, Issue 200, where he chats about Cirque de Celebrite and also talks about his Hell’s Kitchen experience.
Brian made an appearance in one of the weekly tasks in the new six part C4 series Get Me The Producer, a format similar to The Apprentice, where 12 would be television producers battle it out to be the winner of a 12month contract with Graham Norton's production company So Television.
In Brian’s episode the two teams were given the opportunity to work with celebrities. Brian, Amanda Lamb and Roland Rivron worked with the producer for that week Gina Lyons, and her team and came out the winners. Gina said that Brian was an instrumental part in them winning the task,- 'great fun, and an awesome presenter'.
Former BBC director-general Greg Dyke headed the show, and at the end of the series chose Gina Lyons as the winner.
The series is repeated w/c 22.10.2007 on E4 and w/c 29.10.2007 on C4
Brian’s new show Cirque- Backstage at the Big Top, a sister show to Cirque De Celebrite, got off to a flying start under the Big Top. His natural aptitude for conducting relaxing, fun interviews shone through.
He revelled in being dressed in a sparkly lycra catsuit to attempt one of the disciplines that the celebrities were practising for the coming Sunday show,- the ‘rola’. Giving a compulsory scream Brian did make a very creditable attempt to master the discipline, but the dance warm-up prior to his attempt was obviously more to his taste.
Brian’s interview with this week’s eliminated celebrity, Dean Holdsworth, changed into a surprise reinstatement for contestant due to a technical hitch in the voting system. Dean rejoined the elated group who were all overjoyed at his return.
Short chats with Shane Lynch re his fear of fire, and Lady Isabella Hervey and her rib injury made for a fast moving show with a good mixture of information, along with plenty of laughs. Include the behind the scenes practising for the Sunday show, and it makes for a must-see for all fans of the main show, but even more so for fans of Brian, as he makes the show his own.
Brian appeared in the RTÉ TWO Dustin and Sinéad Saturday morning show on the 6th October. Brian was interviewed about his time in Hell’s Kitchen, took part in the fun games, and played out a role from Fair City along with two members of the cast from the Irish soap. Brian was asked if it was true that he was going to take a role in the country’s premiere soap. Brian didn’t rule it out, saying it could happen sometime in the future, and if he did he would love to play the part of a murderer.
Within minutes of arriving at the studio Brian Dowling has the entire NOW team roaring with laughter. It's been 6 years since he entertained the nation on Big Brother 2 and we had quite simply forgotten how funny and adorable the 29-year-old is. ............
You can't help but fall in love with Brian all over again, with his bubbly nature and endearing ability to turn a nightmare into something funny........
•Brian talks about Marco being sex on legs. •Exchanging bodily fluids with Beyonce. •His plans to be married before his 35th birthday
Sky One has signed Big Brother and Hell’s Kitchen star Brian Dowling to front Cirque: Backstage at the Big Top, a sister show to reality hit Cirque de Celebrité presented by Jenni Falconer. The series will launch on Thursday 11 October at 8:00pm exclusive to Sky One and Sky One HD.
Cirque: Backstage at the Big Top will feature an interview with the evicted celebrity and take viewers behind the scenes to witness all the tears and tantrums of the celebrities as they try to get to grips with circus skills that would take professionals years to master.
Brian commented: “There couldn’t be a more dramatic, colourful and glitzy show on TV, so I’m thrilled to be joining the Cirque de Celebrité team. The girls are glamorous, the boys’ outfits show off their best assets and I’ll be there to capture every little bit of action in glorious high-definition. Whilst Jenni holds the reigns on Sunday night’s live show, I’m excited to be sharing the dirt from behind-the-scenes for fans needing a mid-week fix.”
This year Cirque de Celebrité sees Kyal Marsh (Neighbours), Hannah Waterman (EastEnders), Shane Lynch (Boyzone), Stacey Cadman (Cavegirl), socialite Lady Isabella Harvey, Princess Tamara (Road Test), Olympic athlete Dwain Chambers, Antonia Okonma (Bad Girls), footballer Dean Holdsworth, Ritchie Neville (Five), Luke Bailey (Casualty) and model Emily Scott enter the Big Top on October 7 with the aim of being crowned the circus king or queen. They’ll be put through their paces on a physically demanding and emotionally draining journey under the watchful eyes of Britain’s biggest and best contemporary circus, Cirque Surreal.
In each Sunday night’s live show the celebrities battle it out with ever more daring performances, hoping to thrill the audience and win the votes of both the expert panel of judges, including Gaby Roslin, Cirque Surreal creator Phillip Gandey and choreographer Louis Spence, and the viewers at home. These combined votes determine each week’s winner – the star with the least votes will pack their bags and say goodbye to the circus.
In Cirque: Backstage at the Big Top Brian will chart the celebs’ progress in training, taking viewers behind-the-scenes to reveal the personal triumphs and showbiz rivalries as the competition heats up.
Twelve celebrities with one ambition; sensational glamour and showmanship; incredible tests of strength and fierce determination – it can only be Cirque de Celebrité.
After two weeks of fear, fun, fatigue, tears, trauma, stress and tutoring, Brian finished his time in Hell’s Kitchen in the very creditable bronze position. He delighted the Hell’s Kitchen diners with hundreds of mouth-watering sumptuous puddings, and became a favourite co-worker of many of the celebrity chefs.
With the trauma of the first week behind him Brian began to enjoy his time in the kitchen, winning praise for Marco Pierre White who said "I think you've come so far in such a short time that I think you're fantastic." "I think you could almost do it by yourself.". When Brian was asked if he would now continue to cook himself meals Brian said “No!” "However, I may rustle up some desserts."
Runner up place went to Adele and the Winner of Hell’s Kitchen 2007 was Barry.
Celebrities including Tess Daly, Vernon Kay, Antony Cotton and Myleene Klass have thrown their weight behind Brian Dowling to win ITV’s “Hell’s Kitchen”.
Strictly Come Dancing host Tess says saying: “After what Brian has had to put up with it’s good to see he’s now enjoying himself in the kitchen. He should win because he’s been massively entertaining and has kept his dignity under duress.”
Vernon Kay adds: “Brian’s wit has made the show worth watching. He’s the true star of the kitchen and the true winner!”
Coronation Street star Antony Cotton agrees saying; “It makes a nice change to see Brian in a kitchen without a bottle of ketchup in his hand! He’s learnt more than everybody else on the show and has been the most fun in the kitchen. Brian should be the winner!”
TV presenter Myleene Klass adds: “Brian should win because he’s genuine, honest and kind. Plus his dedication to pastry is second to none, he’s the king of the kitchen!”
Brian is just one more vote away from reaching the final. With 2 celebrity chefs leaving the team on Saturday night there will be just the final two celebrities remaining to battle it out for the final. To make sure that Brian is there as one of the final two please vote for Brian as soon as the lines are open.
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