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The Lives of Brian!! NOTW Mag. 25th May 2003

By John Marrs

SM:tv’s Brian Dowling wants to restyle your man but first we went to work on him!

Dodgy boyfriends beware Big Brother and Sm:tv star Brian Dowling wants to get his hands on you!

Starting on Tuesday, he hosts a new ITV1 series, Brian’s Boyfriends, in which he makes over messy men.

“Girls who want to improve their blokes contact us,” reveals Brian. “It could be that they have a bad sense of humour or are a bad dresser, or have bad hygiene. We surprise them and make the changes.”

Sunday decided to make some changes to Brian first - dressing him up as his heroes David Beckham, Liam Gallagher and Tom Cruise.

Why are these three your heroes?


David Beckham is a fashion icon. He is handsome, the England captain, he doesn’t care what men think about his clothes and he looks fantastic. And he loves his wife.


Tom Cruise is a real Hollywood superstar. He’s not as fanciable since he broke Nicole’s heart but he’s still pretty cool.


Liam is something of a rebel, and I’ve always wanted to be one. I’ve never met him but I’d like to. I don’t think he’d like me much.


How would your turn a bloke into a babe magnet?

It’s not about looks; it’s about being relaxed and confident. If you wear clothes you think are nice, you give off a charming aura.

What’s the worst fashion mistake a man can make?

Don’t try too hard. If you think certain things are trendy, don’t wear them all at once.

What are the worst fashion faux pas you’ve made?

I went to a party in Dolce & Gabbana jeans, a Gucci jacket and Prada shirt. I saw a photo of myself and thought: “You disgusting piece of trash!”.

Do you have a boyfriend?

No, I’m single out of choice.

What qualities must any potential boyfriend have?

He’d have to be independent, mature, with a good personality. I’m not fussed about classic good looks

Describe yourself in three words.

Loud, spoilt and fun.

Who’s the most fanciable man in the world?

Davina McCall’s husband Matthew Robertson is very handsome, and we’d have to throw in Justin Timberlake and David Beckham.

Have you ever dressed in drag?

I dressed up as Victoria Beckham for a Ryanair party. I had this Dolce & Gabbana dress on, got my legs waxed and had a dark brown bob. Some Yugoslavian pilots thought I was a girl and had a lovely ass!

Have you even interviewed anyone you’ve fancied?

I kinda fancied Britney Spears and Elijah Wood was beautiful.

How old were you when you had your first snog?

I was 19 and it was with my first boyfriend, Mark. I wanted to wait until I was sure.

Who’s the most fanciable out of Big Brother stars Paul Clarke, Josh Rafter and Alex Sibley?

Oh, you son of a whatnot! Not Josh we didn’t like each other much. I can’t pick Paul because he’s dating Helen. It would have to be Alex.

17 Jul 2003 by admin

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